RMT members to take strike action in Edinburgh

RMT members working for ISS at Edinburgh Waverly station are to take strike action after the company reneged on promises to improve staff accommodation facilities and install air conditioning. 

The union has described the working facilities‎ inflicted on this core group of rail support staff as a “disgrace” to the railway in Scotland and an appalling indictment of the way that private contractors think they can get away with treating their workforce.

The strike action will take place for 24 hours on January 27.

RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: “The fact that low paid ISS contractors are being forced to strike over broken promises to improve workplace conditions is a scandal and the company should be hanging their heads in shame.

“The working facilities‎ inflicted on this core group of rail support staff are a disgrace to the railway in Scotland and an appalling indictment of the way that private contractors think they can get away with treating their workforce.

“It is clear that the only way we can get ISS to keep their word on making substantial improvements to their staff accommodation and facilities is by taking strike action.”

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