14 January 2019
RMT Press Office:
ISS rail contract staff to strike in Edinburgh in on-going fight over sub-standard facilities and workplace conditions
Rail union RMT has confirmed ISS contract workers based at Edinburgh Waverley will be taking strike action after the company reneged on promises to improve staff accommodation facilities and install air conditioning.
RMT has described the working facilities inflicted on this core group of rail support staff as a disgrace to the railway in Scotland and an appalling indictment of the way that private contractors think they can get away with treating their workforce.
Members are instructed not to book on for any shifts that commence between:
00:01 hours and 23:59 hours on Sunday 27th January 2019
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:
“The fact that low paid ISS contractors are being forced to strike over broken promises to improve workplace conditions is a scandal and the company should be hanging their heads in shame.
"The working facilities inflicted on this core group of rail support staff are a disgrace to the railway in Scotland and an appalling indictment of the way that private contractors think they can get away with treating their workforce.
"It is clear that the only way we can get ISS to keep their word on making substantial improvements to their staff accommodation and facilities is by taking strike action. ”
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