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27 July 2017
RMT Press Office:
RMT members to take further strike action at Arriva Traincare over pay
RAIL UNION RMT said today that members working for Arriva Traincare will be taking further strike action over the company’s latest refusal to improve on their abysmal pay offer.
Members are instructed to take 24 hours of strike action by NOT booking on for any turns of duty between:-
• 00:01 hours and 23:59 hours on Friday 18th August 2017.
Furthermore, members are also instructed to take industrial action in form of refusing to work on a rest day and refusing to work any overtime between the following times/dates: -
• 00:01 hours on Wednesday 9th August 2017 until 23:59 hours on Thursday 17th August 2017.
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:
“From the outset of the latest talks it was clear management had no intention of resolving this issue through negotiation. Arriva Traincare declined all reasonable proposals from the RMT to resolve this dispute and after several hours of talks management only offered to extend the non-contributory Level One Healthshield Cover to employees who are not currently covered. The employer did not table any improvements to their original pay offer and by the close of talks they had resorted to hurling personal insults at the union’s negotiating team.
“It is now crystal clear to RMT that the company are determined to treat our members like dirt. The union’s National Executive Committee has again considered the matter and recognises both the unwillingness of Arriva Traincare to resolve this matter and their aggressive approach throughout this dispute.
“In order to force the company to start treating our members with the respect and dignity they deserve we have decided to call further industrial action.”