14 January 2021
RMT Press Office:
RMT members to strike at rail infrastructure firm Clarke Chapman over refusal to table pay award
RMT members working at Clarke Chapman Facilities Management will be taking strike action and action short of a strike following a ballot after the company refused to table a pay award.
Clarke Chapman is infrastructure maintenance and renewals company that maintain the mobile maintenance for Ontrack plant, wagons and equipment.
Members are instructed to take STRIKE action by not to booking on for any shifts that commence between:-
00:01 hours on Saturday 30th January 2021 and 23:59 hours on Monday 1st February 2021.
00:01 hours on Saturday 6th February 2021 and 23:59 hours on Monday 8th February 2021.
Additionally, the following industrial action has also been called:-
• A rest day working ban and an overtime ban between 00:01 hours on Tuesday 2nd February 2021 and 23:59 hours on Friday 5th February 2021.
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;
“RMT believes that our members at Clarke Chapman should be fairly rewarded for their hard work during the pandemic and that they all deserve a decent pay rise. No pay award means a pay cut in real terms.
“We are not going to allow the company to ride rough shod over our members who have shown their strength of feeling by voting for strike action.
“RMT remains available for talks and is ready to enter into negotiations in order resolve the current dispute.“