RMT takes further strike action on Elizabeth Line

RMT takes further strike action on Elizabeth Line

11 January 2023

RMT Press Office:

RMT members employed by Rail for London Infrastructure (RfLI) who are safety critical to running services across London’s new flagship west-east line will be taking further strike action tomorrow (Thursday) in a battle over pay.

Rail for London (Infrastructure) (RfL(I)), a wholly-owned TfL subsidiary, manages the infrastructure for the Crossrail Central Operating Section of the Elizabeth Line.

Affected workers are currently being paid significantly less than similar positions across the network.

RfLI has offered four per cent but workers at MTR – the outsourced part of the Elizabeth Line – received an 8.2 per cent increase this year and Docklands Light Railway (DLR) staff received nearly 10 per cent. 

RMT general secretary Michael Lynch said that workers should be rewarded for contributing to the outstanding success of The Elizabeth Line.

“Not only are these workers the poor relations of the rail network they are fundamental to Elizabeth Line operations and the employers need to recognise this fact,” he said.

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