Rail disruption ‘on the cards’ as strike action looms

Posted by GMB Admin
Thursday 19 October 2023
GMB Trade Union - Rail disruption ‘on the cards’ as strike action looms

Scunthorpe based rail manufacturing giant Vossloh will faces industrial action.

GMB union has today announced sixteen days of strike action at rail manufacturing giant Vossloh.

More than 90 per cent of GMB members rejected a real terms pay cut offered by the company.

Strike action at the Scunthorpe based company will take place on Friday 20 and Friday 27 October with further strike dates commencing from Tuesday 31 October.

Colin Todd, GMB Organiser, said:

"It's disappointing that it has come to this.

“Vossloh are a major provider of parts and components for UK Network Rail and strike action will no doubt have a significant impact on the company.

"Disruption to repairs across the UK’s rail network could be on the cards if Vossloh management don’t get serious about settling this dispute.

“Last year Vossloh trousered an eye watering £2.3 million in profit; it’s time for company top brass to get serious about sharing that with it’s workforce.

"Vossloh must now do the right thing and get back around the table with an offer that reflects the value our members bring to the company.”

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