More than 1,000 staff set to strike at rail freight firm

More than 1,000 engineering and ground staff at rail freight company EWS will strike for 48 hours if the company fails to make progress in resolving the dispute over jobs, working hours and conditions, the RMT has said.

The strike, involving 1,300 staff, will begin on 6 November after action planned for this weekend was suspended to allow the possibility of talks through the conciliation service, Acas.

The union claims EWS has put a ban on overtime, rest-day working and higher-grade duties.

“The company has refused to give us the guarantees we are seeking on engineering and ground staff jobs and conditions,” RMT general secretary Bob Crow said today.

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