17 February 2020
RMT Press Office
RMT steps up campaign against bad bosses on Britain's railways shining the spotlight on Churchill's Govia Thameslink Contract
RAIL UNION RMT said today that it is stepping up the campaign to name and shame the bad bosses on Britain’s railways, shining a spotlight on the appalling employment practices of Churchill’s Cleaners on their contract with Govia Thameslink Railway.
RMT says that Churchill’s stand accused of running a brutal regime of bullying and intimidation of staff where individual union members are set up and picked off on bogus and trumped up charges, where due process and the principles of natural justice are thrown out of the window and managers are allowed to get away with the most flagrant breaches of disciplinary procedures to fit up and victimise staff who choose to join the trade union.
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said,
“RMT has always called out the bad bosses on Britain’s railways and today we are stepping up that campaign, starting with the appalling and brutal practices of Churchill’s on their Govia Thameslink cleaning contract.
“We are not letting the client companies, in this case GTR, off the hook either. They cannot simply turn a blind eye to the shocking abuses that are taking place on their services under the direction of their contractors. We expect them to call their suppliers to account for flagrant violation of rights and procedures that are taking place on their watch.
“RMT is taking a collective case against Churchill’s on behalf of our members and there will be no quarter given by this union as we stand up and fight for basic workplace justice.”