Rail Gourmet workers strike against bullying

Posted in Off The Rails's blog on Tue, 20/07/2021 - 18:45,
Justice for Rail Gourmet workers

Rail Gourmet workers on the LNER contract have been striking against a culture of management bullying. The strikes follow a 100% vote for action, a clear indication of the strength of feeling and resolve amongst the workforce. There were strong pickets at Edinburgh Waverley, where the workers are based.

Rail Gourmet provides outsourced catering services to a number of Train Operating Companies. It is owned by Select Service Partners, which runs food concessions on railway stations and which cut thousands of jobs last year.

Beyond an immediate change in management culture, we should fight for direct employment for catering and food workers on the railway.

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Submitted by Nate Andrews (not verified) on Sun, 01/08/2021 - 00:19

I have been representing our workplace rep on and off for the past 4 years. 

This is a rogue employer and our members are victims of a failed rail franchise system. 

SSP are deaf to anything that we raise, employers as we all know work on the premise of a reasonable belief.  
 

We have brought to the table evidence that substantiates beyond all reasonable doubt that a culture of bullying, racism and acts of discrimination  against disabled employees.

As a union we must support these members moving forward and ensure that their voice is heard.
 

 

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