27 May 2021
RMT Press Office:
Massive vote for action over pay on Serco Caledonian Sleeper
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that a ballot of members on the Serco Caledonian Sleeper returned a massive 85% vote in favour of strike action over pay.
The ballot took place after the company attempted to impose a pay freeze on hardworking staff who have kept the service running throughout the Covid pandemic. The mandate for action will now be considered by the unions executive who will decide the next steps in the dispute.
RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said:
“Following the overwhelming vote in the recent ballot of RMT members on the Serco Caledonian Sleeper the union will be looking at dates to put on strike action.
“Our members reasonably expected a pay rise as a reward for the hard work that they carried out in the past year during the pandemic. I doubt very much that the Serco shareholders have been told that there will be no dividend for them.
“This contempt towards a loyal and dedicated workforce is completely unacceptable and RMT will be backing them all the way.
“The union remains available for talks aimed at resolving this dispute.