Amey’s rail contracting staff have voted to strike in a dispute over pay and conditions, the rail union RMT announced today.
The ballot covers Amey staff working in a wide range of locations across the country on rail infrastructure contracts.
RMT general secretary Bob Crow said that members had “voted overwhelmingly for action” which would now give them “a strong mandate that will now be considered by our executive”.
“This campaign has one objective − to get a fair deal for our members that rewards the hard work that they put in to deliver the company’s contracts,” he said.
A spokesman for Amey said the company was committed to finding a resolution with the RMT. “No decision has been taken by the RMT in regards to industrial action, however, Amey remains in dialogue with the RMT with the aim of reaching a resolution,” the spokesman said. “We always aim to be an equitable employer; and our focus is on achieving the long-term aims of the rail industry along with job security for our employees.”