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Eurostar dispute goes to talks

Issue No. 2175

Cleaners on the Eurostar trains at St Pancras International station in central London called off their strikes set for Friday and Sunday of last week in return for talks at the Acas conciliation service.

The workers, who are members of the RMT transport union, are demanding an end to job cuts, the finger-printing machine they have to use to clock-in, and no victimisation of union rep Mohammed Yellow. They also want better pay.

They struck solidly against their employer, the Carlisle company, last month. They had already called off strikes set for earlier this month after Carlisle offered talks. But after no agreement was reached they reactivated the action.

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Tue 27 Oct 2009, 18:37 GMT
Issue No. 2175
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