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Eurostar cleaners’ strike on track

Issue No. 2174

Cleaners on the Eurostar trains at St Pancras International station in central London are set to strike on Friday and Sunday in the next stage of their fight for justice.

The workers, who are members of the RMT transport union, are demanding decent pay, an end to job cuts, not to be made to use a finger-printing machine to clock-in, and the reinstatement of victimised union rep Mohammed Yellow.

They struck solidly against their employer, contractor Carlisle, last month. They then called off strikes set for earlier this month after Carlisle offered talks.

But, as no agreement was reached, the union has reactivated the action.

One cleaner told Socialist Worker, “Carlisle don’t seem to want to talk about the real issues of pay and the fact that we don’t get sick pay.

“So we are striking this week – and if we don’t get a better offer we’ll be doing the same again.”

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Tue 20 Oct 2009, 19:31 BST
Issue No. 2174
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