Virgin West Coast contract cleaners to vote on industrial action in jobs row
Contract workers who clean Virgin West Coast trains are to be balloted for industrial action in a dispute over jobs.
Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union employed by Voith will vote in the coming weeks on whether to launch a campaign of action.
The union said 37 jobs were being cut - around 15% of the total staff - hitting on-board cleaners and those who clean and prepare the trains at main railway stations.
The announcement comes a day after the RMT said it was balloting catering supply staff employed by contractor DHL on the West Coast route in a separate dispute over... read more
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