8th July 2021
TO ALL AVANTI WEST COAST MEMBERS
INCIDENT AT EUSTON - AVANTI WEST COAST
I am sure you are all greatly shocked at the news that one of our Train Manager members was seriously assaulted this morning at Euston in their line of duty.
Your union will of course be providing all the support we can to our member and we wish him a speedy recovery and a return to good health.
No worker should have to tolerate these dangers in going about their work.
We have previously raised our concerns with the employer about uncontrolled access to platforms at Euston and we will be in urgent contact with Avanti to demand urgent measures and safeguards are put in place to protect our members. We will also press them to provide practical support and assistance to our member who was subjected to this vicious attack and to colleagues who may be affected and have safety concerns.
We will continue to press for a safe and secure work environment for our members across the industry.