22 August 2019
RMT Press Office:
RMT announces strike action at engineering firm Wabtec Faiveley UK (Rail Doncaster)
RAIL UNION RMT has announced strike action at engineering firm Wabtec Faiveley UK (Rail Doncaster) in a dispute over pay. Wabtec build and maintain rolling stock for train and freight operating companies.
Following a strong mandate for action in a recent ballot, the National Executive Committee (NEC) has decided to take action to send Wabtec a clear message that their current stance on pay is totally unacceptable.
Members are instructed to take the following strike action by not to booking on for any shifts that commence between:-
• 06:00 hours on Wednesday 4th September 2019 and 05:59 on Wednesday 11th September 2019
• 06:00 hours on Monday 16th September 2019 and 05:59 on Monday 23rd September 2019
Additionally members are instructed to take the following industrial action short of a strike in the form of an overtime ban:-
• 06:00 hours on Wednesday 11th September 2019 until 05:59 on Monday 16th September 2019
• 06:00 on Monday 23rd September 2019 until further notice
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;
“RMT members at Wabtec refuse to accept a paltry below RPI pay offer which effectively means a pay cut in real terms. This a fight for basic pay and workplace justice.
“The company believes that they can pay their workers a pittance and get away with it. Our industrial action will show that they have got this wrong and that it's about time they started showing the workforce the respect that they deserve.
“RMT remains available for talks and is ready to enter into genuine and serious negotiations in order resolve the current dispute.”