30 March 2020
RMT Press Office:
RMT secures massive living wage victory for rail workers across the North
After a long-running campaign rail union RMT announced this morning that it has finally reached agreement with Carlisle Support Services Ltd to pay the Living Wage Foundation rate of pay of £9.30 per hour from 1st April to all staff on the Northern Trains Revenue and Gateline contract.
The RMT victory will mean a pay uplift to the living wage rate for 380 key rail staff across the whole of the North of England.
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;
“After a long, hard campaign RMT has secured a living wage victory for nearly 400 contacted rail staff across the North that will make a real difference.
“These workers are on the front line as we battle to keep essential workers moving around the system in the middle of the coronavirus crisis. It is only right that they are properly protected and rewarded.
“I want to pay tribute to our Regional Organiser John Tilley and his team for securing this important victory at this extremely difficult time. As far as RMT is concerned the fight for workplace justice, safety and protection continues as usual.”