Train workers on West Coast Main Line may strike
Rail union RMT is preparing to ballot cleaning staff on Virgin West Coast for industrial action following confirmation of a mass jobs carve-up that would reduce staffing numbers by 15 per cent and leave those remaining facing an “intolerable workload”.
The job cuts come alongside attacks on pay and working conditions.
The announcement by the union comes the day after it announced a ballot for action by catering supply staff on the West Coast Route in a separate dispute over pay.
In the nightmare, complex world of contractors and sub-contractors on Britain’s privatised railways the cleaning... read more
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