Virgin Trains East Coast rail staff strike under way
Workers on Virgin Trains East Coast have begun a 24-hour strike in a long-running dispute over jobs.
The RMT union said about 1,800 members, including train crew and some drivers, were taking action against threatened job cuts and disputes over working conditions and safety.
General secretary Mick Cash said: "RMT will not sit back while nearly 200 members' jobs are under threat."
Virgin Trains said it would be running a full timetable during the strike.
Virgin Trains East Coast, which operates services between London, north-east England and Scotland, said it was making changes to... read more
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