Silverlink strikes called off after RMT wins improved pay offer
RMT: July 27 2007
THREE DAYS of strike action by more than 350 members of Britain’s biggest rail union at Silverlink have been called off after the company increased its pay offer to 4.6 per cent.
RMT guards and retail and revenue staff were due to strike on July 30 and August 13 and 27 after voting by more than seven to one to take action against a sub-inflation 3.6 per cent offer.
"Our members demonstrated their strength and unity with a huge vote for action that signalled that they were simply not prepared to accept what amounted to a pay cut," RMT general secretary Bob Crow said today.
"That decisive mandate gave our negotiating team exactly what they needed to secure an acceptable no-strings pay offer, and the strike action has therefore been lifted."