Gateline workers at Northern to take strike action

Contracted out gateline workers at Northern will take strike action this week in a dispute over pay.

Strike action will take place from Wednesday just after midnight for 24 hours.

 

RMT is also wants to see the ending of zero hours contracts and the removal of the Timegate app which has failed to accurately calculate pay and leave allowance.

 

Carlisle Support Services who runs the contract for gateline workers at Northern do not provide sick pay, holiday pay and provide significantly lower wages to their staff compared with the rest of Northern.

 

RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: “Carlisle Support Services need to negotiate properly with the union and offer members a decent pay rise.

 

“Otherwise this industrial campaign will continue for as long as it takes to get a just settlement.

 

“Ultimately our members have a whole range of issues that need addressing and the only long term solution is to end contracting out and bring the gateline contract back in house with all the benefits of direct employment from Northern.”

 

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