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GrantRail staff strike

NEWS

NEARLY 250 workers at rail contractor GrantRail held a one-day strike on Saturday after claiming the company went back on a pledge to recognise the RMT union.

General secretary Bob Crow said: 'Last summer the company said it would recognise RMT if we could show that the majority of the workforce had joined. We did that, but for some reason the company has failed to stand by that pledge.' The workers from the Doncaster-based company began the 24 hour stoppage at midday last Saturday.

GrantRail business development director George Thompson said: 'We have recognition agreements with the GMB and Community unions and we work progressively with them. The RMT's statement is wholly inaccurate.'