RMT members in Leeds strike against downgrading

RMT members took a further days strike action on Monday 4th January against the downgrading of the roles of Northern Rail customer relations staff based in Leeds.

Iain Dalton, Leeds Socialist Party

By dropping two bandings, new starters will earn a staggering £5,000 a year less. The strike was well supported with the service being provided by a handful of manager.

The local RMT activists had also asked TUSC to bring down a stall with our petition over the wider cuts planned in the new Northern Rail franchise and the day also coincided with an Action for Rail day of action against the latest fare rises. This meant a number of additional supporters combined these activities with supporting the strikers.

For more info on the strike, see our previous report.

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