10 August 2020
RMT Press Office:
TRUMP TURNBERRY UNION RMT has stepped up pressure to halt Jobs carnage with the formal consultation on the plans due to end on Sunday.
RMT has launched an on-line petition as part of the fight to halt an all-out assault on jobs and conditions at the US President's Scottish flagship resort that are being bulldozed through under the cover of the COVID-19 pandemic.
RMT is stepping up the fight to protect our members jobs and working conditions at Trump's flagship Scottish Turnberry golf operation as the close of the formal consultation looms large.
Consultation on a brutal package of measures ends on Sunday - 16th August - and involves the axing of up to eighty jobs alongside other savage cuts to sick pay, working hours, pay enhancements, staff benefits and working conditions.
It has become clear during the consultation that the Trump organisation has been hoovering up British taxpayers’ money in furlough payments, whilst plotting to axe large numbers of those very same staff, at odds with the Government’s objectives for the job retention scheme.
RMT has also accused the Trump organisation of using the pandemic as a cynical cover for slashing existing staff and hiring new workers on inferior wages and conditions, again making a mockery of the British Government’s own scheme.
RMT Senior Assistant General Secretary Mick Lynch said:
“With only days to go now until the end of the consultation on the jobs assault we are urging the public to sign the online petition as we step up the fight to protect our members’ jobs and working conditions at Trump's flagship Scottish Turnberry operation. These cuts, which are a marker for what we can expect over the coming months, are an important battle ground for the trade union movement in Scotland, the UK and around the globe.
“The Government’s silence is frankly appalling. The Trump Organisation has been trousering British taxpayers’ money during the pandemic whilst cynically plotting to use the crisis to axe staff and hire new workers on inferior pay and conditions. That makes a mockery of our Government’s job retention scheme. Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak should be calling the Trump operation to account.
“RMT is demanding that the axe to be lifted from above our members heads at Trump Turnberry and we are calling for public and political support for this campaign in the final days of the consultation.”