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Rail strikes continue in disputes over pay and rosters

Cleaners, Tube drivers and conductors will be taking industrial action this weekend.

11 March 2022

Railway workers and cleaners will stage strikes this weekend as several disputes over pay and conditions continue to be deadlocked.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) working as cleaners, London Underground drivers and train conductors in different companies will take industrial action.

Cleaners employed by contractors on the West Coast mainline and for train operators across London and the South East will take strike action over the weekend over pay.

RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: “This strike by cleaners sends a clear message that our union will fight tooth and nail against super exploitative contractors who refuse to pay key workers properly.

“The fact that some of our members are on minimum wage with no right to company sick pay is a scandal.

“Not only should these companies cough what our members are owed, they should be stripped of their lucrative rail contracts and all outsourced staff bought back on the railway as direct employees.

“RMT will not rest until pay justice is achieved for our members.”

A TransPennine Express train at Leeds railway station (Danny Lawson/PA)
A TransPennine Express train at Leeds railway station (Danny Lawson/PA)

RMT members on London Underground’s Night Tube will stage the latest in a series of evening strikes on Friday and Saturday in a dispute over new rosters.

LU has been running Night Tube services despite the industrial action, which is set to continue until June.

RMT members working as conductors on the TransPennine Express (TPE) will strike again on Sunday in a row over pay.

An amended timetable will be in place which will see a “significant reduction” in services.

The company advised customers not to travel on the majority of routes and to plan carefully if journeys are necessary.

The RMT has announced further strike action by its TPE conductors on March 20, 27, April 3, 16, 17, 30, May 1 and June 4 and 5.

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