15 September 2023
RMT Press Office
Contracted out caterers are on strike today over poor pay, pensions and sick pay.
RMT members working for Rail Gourmet on TransPennine Express services get lower pay and poorer terms and conditions than colleagues directly employed by the train operator.
Rail Gourmet made £1.4 million in profit last year but have refused to meet the expectations of members in terms of a pay offer.
Despite negotiations, the company is still refusing to give timescales on when it will pay workers £15 an hour.
RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “Rail Gourmet bosses are dragging their feet in this dispute.
“They are a profitable company who could easily pay the modest rise our members expect and deliver on sick pay and pensions.
“The company should be in no doubt that our members are determined to get a just settlement and will continue their industrial campaign for as long as it takes.”
- 00:01 hours on Friday 15th September 2023 and 23:59 hours on Saturday 16th September 2023