RMT Alstom strike – Longsight rail depot

RMT members who maintain trains for the West Coast mainline have started a series of strikes against a pay freeze imposed despite them working throughout the pandemic and managers being given large bonuses. There was a good turnout from the trades council and other trade unionist for their first picket:

The workers have several more strikes scheduled and you can show support for the pickets at the Longsight rail depot (map):

  • 6-9am on Friday 4 December
  • 6-9pm on Tuesday 8 December
  • 6-9am on Wednesday 9 December
  • 6-9pm on Sunday 13 December
  • 6-9am on Monday 14 December
  • 6-9pm on Thursday 17 December
  • 6-9am on Friday 18 December
  • 6-9pm on Tuesday 22 December
  • 6-9pm on Wednesday 23 December

Unite is currently balloting its members to join the action.

You can send support to the RMT branch via twitter @rmt_man_south