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Support RMT members striking against ISS and poverty pay

Richie Veitch, RMT Edinburgh branch

Low paid workers employed by ISS on their lucrative East Coast Mainline Contract entered into their latest round of strike action starting on Friday 8th August 2014 for 24 hours, coupled to a 48 hour strike being planned later in the month.

For over 2 years now members of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers have been locked in a head on battle with rogue employer ISS in a fight for a living wage to bring them out of the poverty line. These workers are paid the National Minimum Wage by ISS yet the company will be creaming profit off the back of a poorly paid workforce who they treat with contempt and disdain.

Morale amongst the members is good, despite having had no pay rise since 2011. However it appears that the company’s arrogance shows no bounds as their attitude has been to cancel meetings that are in place to address the issue at a moments notice and expecting the workers and the union to accept this.

Picket lines will be in force at Kings Cross, Newcastle and Edinburgh Waverley on the strike days. Come along and stand shoulder to shoulder with the ISS workers in their fight to bring themselves out of poverty.

The next round of Industrial Action is planned for 48 hours commencing Friday 15th August.