Virgin cleaners ballot after swathe of job cuts
CLEANERS working for Virgin Trains on its InterCity West Coast route are to vote on strike action after a sub-contractor decided to sack 15 per cent of the staff and pile their workload onto those remaining.
Yesterday’s announcement by rail union RMT comes on top of a separate pay dispute involving catering workers at Virgin, also involving sub-contractors.
The RMT described the situation as “a nightmare, complex world of contractors and subcontractors on Britain’s privatised railways.”
Virgin has contracted cleaning services out to profiteer Alstom, which in turn has sub-contracted them to... read more
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