Avanti workers to take two days strike action

Avanti workers to take two days strike action

7 October 2022

RMT Press Office:

Train managers on Avanti West Coast will take strike action on Oct 22 and Nov 6 in a row over the imposition of rosters.

Avanti bosses claim that imposing rosters was to prevent cancellations.

However, the company is in such dire straits that they have slashed services and left staff with poor morale and feeling neglected.

Controversially the stricken company has had its contract renewed on the West Coast mainline despite its appalling track record running the franchise.

RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "Avanti are one of the worst operators we have ever tried to negotiate with.

"They have treated our members appallingly and this strike action is the culmination of months of neglect and a strong response to the arrogance bosses have shown.

"Avanti should never have been given any extension to their franchise contract for all the chaos they have caused passengers.

"And their contempt of their staff is part and parcel of their disastrous approach."

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