TO RAIL GOURMET MEMBERS ON THE EUROSTAR CONTRACT
Our Ref: HC/0001/RG
13th November 2019
STRIKE ACTION CALLED AT RAIL GOURMET
RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2019 – RAIL GOURMET (EUROSTAR CONTRACT)
Despite our best efforts to seek a resolution to this dispute, negotiations have proved to have been unproductive. The company seem to be adamant that the London Living Wage will be implemented in stages and that the full rate would not be paid until January 2021. This does not meet our aspirations and is totally unacceptable to your union.
Your union’s National Executive Committee has considered this disgraceful behaviour of the company and it taken the decision to call on you and your colleagues to take strike action by NOT BOOKING ON FOR ANY SHIFTS THAT COMMENCE BETWEEN:-
• 00:01 HOURS ON TUESDAY 26TH NOVEMBER 2019 AND 23:59 HOURS ON WEDNESDAY 27TH NOVEMBER 2019.
I urge you all to take part in this further action, only by a show of strength and solidarity will be able to show this penny-pinching management that you will not be bullied into accepting their miserly offer and that you are prepared to fight for the pay increase that you deserve.
The company are aware that as always, RMT remains available for talks and is ready to enter into negotiations at any time in order resolve the current dispute.
STAND FIRM TOGETHER – SUPPORT THE STRIKE
UNITY IS STRENGTH