Avanti train managers to take strike action Sunday

Avanti train managers to take strike action Sunday

19 November 2022

RMT Press Office

RMT members working as train managers for Avanti will take more strike action on Sunday in a continuing row over rosters.

The disgraced company claims that they are imposing rosters to prevent cancellations.

However, bosses continue to cancel trains and those that do run are hugely overcrowded.

Controversially Avanti has had its contract renewed on the West Coast mainline despite its appalling track record running the franchise with increasing calls from politicians from all sides saying they should be kicked off the railways for good.

Avanti train managers are angry at having their work life balance ruined, with significant cuts to rest days and short notice changes to shift patterns.

Morale is at an all time low and our members want to see their concerns addressed and a provide a decent service to passengers.

RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said:

ÔÇťAvanti's treatment of their staff is some of the worst we've seen in the industry and their overall mismanagement of the franchise is causing repeated cancellations for passengers.

"Avanti continue to operate with a siege mentality hoping that our members will simply give in.

"The truth is they need to negotiate rosters properly with our union and run the railway in a professional way.

"That seems a long way off and our industrial campaign will continue into next month."

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Notes:

More strikes on Avanti take place Sunday 11th December and Monday 12th December.

This is an entirely separate industrial dispute taking place involving 14 rail companies and Network Rail.

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