4 November 2015
RMT Press Offfice
Rail union RMT said today that driving staff on Arriva Trains Wales will strike for 48 hours from 00.01 on Thursday 12th November 2015.
The key issue is the unwillingness of Arriva Trains Wales to table an adequate pay offer despite RMT postponing previous strike action to allow for further meaningful discussions to take place.
RMT drivers on Arriva Trains Wales have been instructed to take 48 hours of strike action by NOT booking on for any turns of duty between:-
• 00:01 on Thursday 12th November 2015 to 23:59 on Friday 13th November 2015
RMT General secretary Mick Cash said:
"RMT officials have made every effort to resolve this dispute through negotiation, even postponing previous action in good faith so that management could return to the table with a serious offer. They have point blank refused to do that and, therefore, we have been left with no alternative other than to reinstate the strike action.
Our members on Arriva Trains Wales are furious over this management intransigence which has left us with no option but to send a message that the union will refuse to stand by and allow them to be treated with such utter contempt over these important issues.
As ever, RMT remains available for further meaningful talks".