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Send letters to support the Eurostar cleaners' strike

The RMT transport union has produced two model letters of protest to send to Nicolas Petrovic, the chief executive of Eurostar and Simon Simcox, the transport business director of Carlisle, in support of the cleaners who struck last week. Please send t

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To: Mr Nicolas Petrovic,
Chief Executive,
Eurostar
Email: Nicolas.petrovic@eurostar.co.uk

Dear Mr Petrovic

PLEASE RESPECT CARLISLE CLEANING STAFF AT EUROSTAR'S LONDON ST PANCRAS STATION

Today and for the past two days staff employed as Cleaners on Carlisle Group's Eurostar contract at St Pancras Station in London have been on strike to demand an improvement in their low rates of pay and an end to what they themselves describe as 'bullying' by Carlisle Group Managers.

Carlisle Group Cleaning and Support Services claims that 'Our Values' include 'Respect for Oneself and Others – Self-worth is stressed; colleagues feel valued; listens to others; is sensitive to others problems; cares'.

Clearly, for employees on Carlisle Group's Eurostar contract these are hollow words. I urge you to launch a full inquiry into supervisory and management practices towards these workers and to make a public statement about Eurostar's attitude towards accusations of management bullying by its sub-contractors. I also urge you to confirm publicly and to Carlisle Group and the National Union of Rail, Maritime & Transport Workers your wish to see the Cleaners' elected trade union representative, Mohammed Yellow fully reinstated to his job.

Finally, in common with other employers of contract cleaning staff in London, I urge you to agree with the workers' trade union representatives and your sub-contractors to pay Cleaners the independently-assessed hourly rate of £7.43 per hour, which is the London Living Wage.

Yours faithfully,


To: Simon Simcox,
Transport Business Director,
Carlisle Cleaning
Email: Simon.simcox@carlislecleaning.co.uk

Dear Mr Simcox,

PLEASE RESPECT CARLISLE CLEANING STAFF AT EUROSTAR'S LONDON ST PANCRAS STATION

Today and for the past two days your staff employed as Cleaners on Carlisle Group's Eurostar contract at St Pancras Station in London have been on strike to demand an improvement in their low rates of pay and an end to what they themselves describe as 'bullying' by Carlisle Group Managers.

I have looked at your company's website where Carlisle Group Cleaning and Support Services claims that 'Our Values' include 'Respect for Oneself and Others – Self-worth is stressed; colleagues feel valued; listens to others; is sensitive to others problems; cares'.

Clearly, for your employees on Carlisle Group's Eurostar contract these are hollow words. I urge you to launch a full review of your supervisory and management practices towards these workers and to make a public statement about Carlisle Group's attitude towards accusations of management bullying. I also urge you to confirm publicly and to the National Union of Rail, Maritime & Transport Workers your willingness to fully reinstate to his job the Cleaners' elected trade union representative, Mohammed Yellow.

Finally, in common with other employers of contract cleaning staff in London, I urge you to agree with the workers' trade union representatives to pay them the independently-assessed hourly rate of £7.43 per hour, which is the London Living Wage.

Yours faithfully,

Send messages of support to M.Lynch@rmt.org.uk

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