17 September 2021
RMT Press Office:
RMT Edinburgh Rail Gourmet members solidly supporting strike action again today in fight for justice.
RAIL UNION RMT said that Rail Gourmet staff at Edinburgh Waverley are soildly supporting a new phase of strike action today in an on-going fight for respect and justice in the workplace as the company escalate their abuse and bullying of their staff.
This latest phase of action - which will take the strikes into their twelth day tomorrow - follows on from previous rock solid strikes and instead of recognising the strength of the genuine grievances the company have chosen instead to ramp up their attacks on RMT members.
RMT General Secretary, Mick Lynch, said:
“Our members have been left with no choice but to take further strike action as a culture of bullying and harassment has been allowed to develop at Edinburgh Waverley which has led to a wholesale breakdown in industrial relations. Instead of recognising the strength of the staff grievances and entering into sensible and serious negotiations the company have instead escalated their attacks.
“Todays latest phase of strike action is all about respect and justice in the workplace and the company’s continued refusal, even in the face of a massive 100% vote for strike action and solid support during recent strikes themselves, to do anything about it.
“Rail Gourmet needs to listen to the strength of feeling of its workers and address these long running and deep-seated issues and put a stop to this toxic environment and treat its workers with the respect that they deserve.
“The union remains available for talks.”