5 July 2019
RMT Press Office:
RMT MEMBERS working as Senior Conductors on East Midlands Trains will be taking strike action at the end of July and the beginning of August.
The dispute is over EMT’s management’s failure to bring a meaningful resolution to our members’ concerns over Pay Discrimination and Contract issues.
RMT believes the only way to get management to seriously address these concerns is to take industrial action. Therefore all RMT EMT Senior Conductors are instructed to take strike action as outlined below:
Members are instructed not to book on for any shifts that commence between:
• 00.01 hours and 23.59 hours on Saturday 20th July 2019
• 00.01 hours and 23.59 hours on Saturday 27th July 2019
• 00.01 hours and 23.59 hours on Saturday 3rd August 2019
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;
“East Midlands Trains lack of commitment to deal with our concerns over contractual issues such as compulsory Sunday working, wage discrimination and other issues is a total disgrace.
“As a result RMT, following a strong mandate, and after listening to our representatives, has been left with no alternative but to take strike action in order to make the company take the issues seriously.
“The union remains available for talks but no one should underestimate the resilience and determination of our EMT members to see justice.”