30 April 2019
RMT Press Office
RMT London Overground Travel Safe Officers to take further strike action
Rail union RMT has announced today that London Overground Travel Safe Officers will be taking further strike action over a pay freeze which would effectively mean a slide into 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 THURSDAY 16TH MAY 2019
Additionally, further industrial action short of strike action has been called in the following manner:-
• NOT TO TAP IN/OUT AT ANY LOCATIONS WHILST ON DUTY FOR ANY SHIFTS FROM 00.01 HOURS MONDAY 13TH MAY 2019 UNTIL 23.59 HOURS SATURDAY 18TH MAY 2019 INCLUSIVE.
It follows on from a previous round of rock-solid action earlier this month.
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. Despite previous rock-solid strike action the company still refuse to listen and have left us with no option but to confirm a further phase.
“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. They are wrong and it is about time they faced up to that reality.
“RMT remains available for talks and is ready to enter into serious negotiations in order resolve the dispute.”