RMT members announce 48-hour Eurostar strike
RMT members working on Eurostar have announced a 48-hour strike.
They will walk out at midnight on September 30 and return at midnight on October 1 in a dispute what they union describes as “shocking and dangerous working conditions resulting from repeated service failures and breakdowns”.
RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: “The conditions at St Pancras have been simply appalling over the summer with dangerous levels of overcrowding on the concourse as services plunge into meltdown on the cusp of the busiest part of the year. RMT will not tolerate a position where our members are left to pick up the pieces due to corporate failures.
“Eurostar train managers are now joining this dispute after a recent ballot and will also be striking alongside their station staff colleagues. The union remains available for genuine and serious talks that will bring about guarantees to resolve the situation.”
Workers at the French end of the Eurostar operation have also registered their disgust at the appalling conditions and have taken action in an attempt to force the company to act.
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