Freightliner strikes announced

Freightliner class 66
Credit: Freightliner

RMT has announced that Freightliner Ltd and Freightliner Heavy Haul Ltd will be taking out strike action this March.

The strike will commence on Friday 15th March 2019 in a dispute over pensions.

Members have given an overwhelming mandate to support strike action in defence of their pension scheme as it currently operates.

Members working for Freightliner Ltd and Freightliner Heavy Haul Ltd are instructed to take strike action by not booking on for any shifts that commence between:

  • 00:01 hours and 23:59 hours on Friday 15th March 2019
What did the officials say?

RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:

“Our members at Freightliner have delivered an overwhelming mandate to defend their valuable pension scheme as it currently operates.

“Freightliner needs to come to its senses and commit to maintaining the scheme and honouring previous promises it has made to our members.

“RMT remains available for genuine talks.”

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  1. I understand that rail staff and drivers want to strike as the RMT are planning more strikes to happen. Not just Freightliner but also on South Western Railway, Northern and few other rail operators that could go strike.


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