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.