21 March 2019
RMT Press Office
RMT London Overground Travel Safe Officers to take strike action and demonstrate on 2 April
Rail union RMT today has announced that London Overground Travel Safe Officers will be taking strike action over a pay freeze which would effectively mean poverty pay for these essential workers.
STM Travel Safe Officer members on the Arriva Rail London contract will take industrial action by not booking on for any shifts that commence between:-
• 00:01 hours and 23:59 hours on Tuesday 2nd April 2019
Additionally, at 10am on Tuesday 2nd April 2019 RMT will be organising a mass demonstration outside of Arriva Rail London’s Head Office (which is adjacent to Swiss Cottage London Underground Station).
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;
“Travel Safe Officers offer security for passengers and staff against a background of increasing anti-social and violent behaviour on the railways.
“Our members do an important job on London Overground and deserve to be paid properly for the work that they do. A pay freeze for workers on a low wage is an insult and represents a pay cut in real terms.
“STM Group believes that they can pay their workers a pittance and get away with it. By taking strike action and holding a demonstration on Tues 2nd April we intend to prove them wrong.
“RMT remains available for talks and is ready to enter into negotiations in order resolve the dispute.”