12 August 2019
RMT Press Office
RMT announces further strike action by rail renewals workers at Clarke Chapman Facilities Management
Rail union RMT has announced further strike action by members employed by rail renewals contractor Clarke Chapman Facilities Management in their fight for pay justice.
Clarke Chapman Facilities Management are a contractor carrying out work across the UK for Network Rail. Previous strike action on the weekend of 27th and 28th July resulted in all the contractor’s scheduled work being cancelled.
RMT members employed by Clarke Chapman Facilities Management are instructed to take the following strike action:
• 48 hour strike action commencing at 00:01 hours on Saturday 24th August 2019 until 23:59 hours on Sunday 25th August 2019.
• 48 hour strike action commencing at 00:01 hours on Saturday 31st August 2019 until 23:59 hours on Sunday 1st September 2019.
Additionally, the continuous overtime and rest day working ban remains in force until further notice.
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;
“Our members have been forced to take strike action again in their fight for pay justice at Clarke Chapman Facilities Management.
“I would like to congratulate them for their steadfast determination. Last time they took action all of the company’s planned work was cancelled. This was an absolutely fantastic outcome and proves what can happen when union members stand together.
“Despite this shut down, the company has still not contacted the union to try and resolve this dispute. It is clear that they are burying their heads in the sand, in hope that the dispute will resolve itself. This is an appalling way to hold negotiations and just shows the clear contempt management has for its workers.
“The union remains available for talks aimed at resolving this dispute.”