Services in the UK are “severely” disrupted by strikes ahead of Christmas

The security guards at a subcontractor for the company are demanding wage increases in line with inflation, which is rampant in the country.

Around 100 security workers working for the UK’s cross-channel rail company Eurostar will strike for four days over the busy Christmas holiday period, demanding pay rises in line with rising inflation in the country.

Members of the RMT sector union employed by service provider Mitie “will strike on December 16, 18, 22 and 23”, following a vote that was overwhelmingly in favor of strike action, the union said in a press release.

Service “severely disrupted” before Christmas

This social movement will “severely disrupt” the Eurostar service in the run-up to Christmas, the RMT stresses.

“Eurostar security guards are vital to the operation” of these trains, which run between the UK, France, Holland and Belgium, and “it’s a shame they don’t receive a decent wage” that “Mitie can afford to pay.” said Mick Lynch, general secretary of the RMT.

“I am asking Mitie and Eurostar to reach a negotiated agreement with the RMT as soon as possible,” he continued.

These four days of strike action will be added to other work action on UK rail lines.

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