Caledonian Sleeper struggle

Submitted by AWL on 29 June, 2021 - 4:01
Caledonian Sleeper protest

Workers on the Caledonian Sleeper service concluded an 11-day strike for better pay on 26 June. Their bosses have imposed a pay freeze, in line with demands from the Tories for an industry-wide freeze on railway workers’ pay. The strike was extremely effective, with all Sleeper services cancelled. However, subsidies from the Scottish government have protected Serco, which operates the service, from the strike’s economic impact. Labour movement activists must plan action targeting the government, and ask why the Scottish National Party, which claims to be pro-trade union, is helping a multinational corporation break a strike. The workers now plan ongoing industrial action short of a strike, including an overtime ban.

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