Eurostar staff set for more strike action

Eurostar
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RMT has announced that Eurostar staff are set to take further strike action over bad  working conditions

The rail union has confirmed today that the staff based at St Pancras and Eurostar Train Managers will take strike action for 48 hours.

Workers at the French end of the Eurostar operation have also registered their disappointment at the working conditions have taken action in an attempt to make the company act on the problems.

RMT members will not book on for any shifts that commence between:

00.01 hours on Sunday 30th September 2018 and 23.59 hours on Monday 1st October 2018

What did the officials say?‎

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.”

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I have had an interest in Railways for as long as I can remember. I am a member of a number of heritage railways and actively volunteer at 2 of them. I enjoy all types of railways, real life, model and simulations. I started RailAdvent in 2014 and am the main editor of the site.

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