jobs and congratulates the RMT for balloting over 40,000 of its members for strike action. Workers whose jobs are threatened include those who maintain tracks, signals and overhead lines. The RMT is to ballot its members in fifteen train operating companies, including LNER, Chiltern, Avanti, Cross Country and South Western.
Mixed signals from government and employers are putting lives in jeopardy. The Workers Party of Britain deplores this dangerous inconsistency in instructions being given to rail workers in areas identified as breeding grounds for the highly infectious covid South African variant.
The Workers Party of Britain denounces South Western Railway’s plan to stop its on-board catering provision, making more than 130 workers redundant and depriving the traveling public of a valued service.
The Workers Party of Britain denounces plans by Sodexo to sack 30 of the catering workers who run the London Underground canteen, some of whom have been doing the job for as long as 20 years.