ailway cleaners are to go on strike in a dispute over pay, including to the wave of commercial unrest sweeping the nation.
Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) employed by contractors to wash Avanti West Coast trains will stroll out for twenty-four hours on Friday.
Atalian Servest runs the contract, paying cleaners £9.90 an hour and no firm sick pay, stated the RMT.
RMT normal secretary Mick Lynch stated: “Cleaners have rightly been hailed as heroes and key employees through the Covid pandemic.
“But our members are languishing on poverty wages whereas the corporate they work for rakes within the revenues for shareholders.
“RMT is asking time on all cleansing contractors who exploit their employees, and we’re stepping as much as the plate to take agency motion in defence of those key railway employees.”
RMT members at prepare corporations and Community Rail in addition to prepare drivers in Aslef will strike on October 1 within the long-running row over pay, jobs and circumstances.
Aslef members may even strike on October 5.