RMT Union Announces Seven-Day Strike on Eurostar


The RMT union has said that it is calling a strike over working conditions on Eurostar, which will run from 12 to 15 August and from 27 to 30 August. The move is expected to cause some disruption over what is the busy summer period.

A spokesman for Eurostar played down concerns, saying:

“On the days of the strike we have made some small changes to our timetable to ensure that all passengers booked to travel will be able to on those days. Passengers affected will be notified in advance”.

A spokesman for the RMT said:

“The dispute centres on Eurostar’s failure to honour an agreement from 2008 which sought to ensure that train managers could expect a good work-life balance in terms of unsocial hours and duty rosters. RMT members voted massively in favour of strike action on the basis that Eurostar had failed to honour their commitments and the fact that work-life balance was being repeatedly undermined”.