4 August 2021
RMT Press Office:
RMT Edinburgh Rail Gourmet staff to take further strike action this month.
RAIL UNION RMT has announced new strike dates for Rail Gourmet staff at Edinburgh Waverley after previous actions saw rock solid support in the fight for respect and justice in the workplace.
Rail Gourmet members at Edinburgh Waverley have been instructed not to book on for any shifts that commence between:
• 0600 Hours on Saturday 21st August 2021 and 0559 on Tuesday 24th August 2021
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.
“This 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.”