Strike threat from West Coast Main Line staff over 'poverty pay'
Staff working for the West Coast Main Line rail service are being balloted for strike action over what a trade union called "poverty pay".
The move by rail union RMT is in relation to a pay dispute with logistics group DHL which it says could undermine the wages of members to poverty levels.
The £30 million catering supply contract on the West Coast Mail Line service was outsourced by operater Virgin Trains to DHL in 2014.
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RMT said that DHL had offered its staff an increase of 1.75 per cent, effective from July 1 this year, but... read more
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