Merseyrail cleaners strike again

Posted in Off The Rails's blog on Fri, 13/08/2021 - 19:09,
Photograph of Merseyrail cleaners' protest

Photo credit: Liverpool Walton CLP on Twitter


Cleaners employed by Mitie on Merseyrail struck on 13 August, demanding decent pay increases, proper holiday pay, and the withdrawal of imposed rosters that have led to increased working time and a loss of rest days.

An RMT statement said: "The company has offered [an increase of] just 10p per hour [backdated] from 1 July 2020, followed by 11p per hour from 1 July 2021. This offer would still leave these workers 29p per hour short of the current Real Living Wage (£9.50ph) and significantly short of the Union’s demand of at least £10ph."

The workers and their supporters held a lively protest outside the Merseyrail HQ, which also houses Mitie's local offices.

Mitie has numerous contracts throughout the rail industry, including a major contract for security on Transport for London, where they're guilty of similar anti-worker practices.

Let's link up the fights!

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