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Avanti West Coast caterers to strike over dire rosters and unjust working conditions
Catering staff at Avanti West Coast are incensed by sudden changes to shift schedules, cuts to jobs, and enforced overtime.    These conditions have severely disrupted RMT members' lives, making it impossible for them to plan family commitments or attend...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Avanti West Coast, Strike, Caterers,
Avanti West Coast Caterers to strike over intolerable working conditions
Caterers at the company are deeply unhappy about short notice changes to shift patterns, job cuts and enforced overtime.    RMT members are unable to fulfil or plan family commitments, attend medical appointments and that is having a detrimental affect...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Avanti West Coast, Strike
RMT welcomes Transport for the North’s call to terminate Avanti contract
With Avanti’s performance consistently poor and deteriorating since December, Transport for the North, which brings together Northern Metro Mayors and council leaders, called for Transport Secretary Mark Harper to put an end to First Group’s tenure on the West Coast...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Avanti West Coast, Transport for the North
RMT slams rail performance while company profits remain high
Avanti West Coast which is owned by First Group has come in for particular criticism from Northern Transport leaders who have described the levels of service as "unacceptable" and "inadequate."   First Group has published its latest yearly profits to...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Network Rail, First Group, Avanti West Coast
DHL catering staff on Avanti to take strike action
The workers who are employed by contractor DHL provide the catering stores for Avanti trains.   They have not been offered a pay rise despite the cost-of-living crisis and rising inflation.   DHL has pleaded poverty claiming they cannot afford...
Region: National
Tagged with: Avanti West Coast, DHL, Catering Staff, First Group
DHL contract staff vote for strike action on Avanti
The workers who are employed by contractor DHL provide the catering stores for Avanti trains.  They have not been offered a pay rise despite the cost-of-living crisis and rising inflation. Members delivered a 97.5% 'yes' vote on a 66% turnout. RMT have...
Region: National
Tagged with: Avanti West Coast, Avanti, DHL, Caterers, RMT, Mick Lynch
RMT condemns Avanti West Coast contract extension
RMT has already revealed that the vast majority of Avanti West Coast cancellations are down to staff shortages and called for the company to be stripped of its franchise. The disgraced train operator Avanti also plans to scrap at seat...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Avanti West Coast, First Group, Rail,
RMT slams rail companies ahead of strike
Ahead of another 24 hours of strike action on Saturday across 14 train operating companies in the national rail dispute, the union said First Group which owns TransPennine Express and Avanti were in "complete chaos."   TPE cancellation stats went up from...
Region: National
Tagged with: First Group, Avanti West Coast, TransPennine Express, RMT, Mick Lynch
Avanti to end at seat catering in another blow for passengers
The cost cutting move will mean standard class passengers will not have the option of an at seat service, serving sandwiches, snacks and drinks.   Instead, they will have to use online "click and collect" from the shop, penalising lone...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Avanti West Coast, Avanti, At Seat catering, Rail Union
RMT survey of Avanti staff
As Avanti mark their third anniversary on the West Coast mainline, RMT has revealed that the troubled operators’s staff have no confidence that much lauded December improvements can be delivered and believe the company has lied to Parliament about the...
Region: National
Tagged with: Avanti West Coast, RMT, Mick Lynch,
Avanti have misled public over their mismanagement of trains
The discredited company have falsely claimed that staff have taken unofficial industrial and that they are improving the situation every week. However, data from the ORR shows that in September into October, they cancelled a higher proportion of a lower...
Region: National
Tagged with: Avanti West Coast, RMT, Mick Lynch,
Avanti train managers to take strike action Sunday
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: Avanti West Coast, Train Managers, Strike
Avanti West Coast train managers take strike action
Controversially Avanti 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 continue to be totally unreasonable in negotiations and seem incapable of taking...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Avanti West Coast, Mick Lynch, Train Managers,
Avanti workers to take two days strike action
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: Avanti West Coast, First Group, West Coast Mainline, Strike Action, RMT, Mick Lynch
Cleaners on Avanti West Coast to strike Friday
Atalian Servest runs the contract and is refusing the union's reasonable demands for a decent wage rise and sick pay for hard working cleaners. Currently cleaners on the contract receive as little as £9.90 an hour and no company sick...
Region: National
Tagged with: Atalian Servest, Avanti West Coast, Cleaners, Justice For Cleaners, RMT, Mick Lynch,
RMT seeks urgent meeting over Avanti crisis
Avanti West Coast have drastically reduced their timetable including temporarily suspending ticket sales and only running four trains an hour from London Euston, one to each of Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham. The company has also made unsubstantiated allegations of...
Region: National
Tagged with: Avanti West Coast, Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, rail union, RMT
RMT demands withdrawal of new see-through uniforms on Avanti West Coast
RAIL UNION RMT has demanded the withdrawal of new transparent shirts and blouses issued to staff on Avanti West Coast that have sparked a barrage of angry complaints from members. General Secretary Mick Lynch said; “We have received a large...
Region: National
Tagged with: Avanti West Coast
Action solid this morning in two RMT rail strikes
General Secretary Mick Lynch said; "Our members on TPE and the West Coast routes are standing firm again this weekend in their separate fights for pay and workplace justice. "It's time for both employers to stop treating their staff with...
Region: National
Tagged with: Transpennine Express, Conductors, Avanti West Coast, Atalian Servest, Cleaners, Pay Justice, Strike,
Atalian Servest West Coast cleaners return to the picket lines
As Atalian Servest cleaners return to the picket lines this weekend for a 48-hour strike on 9 and 10 April, a new report has exposed the brutal reality of life for cleaners working to clean Avanti West Coast trains. In a report...
Region: National
Tagged with: Atalian Servest, Cleaners, Avanti West Coast, Strike, Pay, Justice For Cleaners
RMT on weekend of action
TRANSPORT UNION RMT said today that a wave of action across rail and tube services this weekend shows that members are prepared to make a stand for pay and workplace justice in the teeth of attacks stemming from the cost...
Region: National
Tagged with: Churchill, Atalian Servest, Night Tube, Tube, London Underground, LUL, Avanti West Coast, strike, Pay Justice, Justice for Cleaners, TransPeninne Express, TPE, Conductors, Cleaners
Railway cleaners take on greedy multinationals
RMT members working on the West Coast mainline and for major train operators will take strike action on Saturday in a fight for pay justice. Outsourced cleaners working for contractors Atalian Servest Limited, and Churchill are paid the bare minimum...
Region: National
Tagged with: Justice For Cleaners, Pay Justice, Avanti West Coast, Atalian Servest, Churchill Group, HS1, Southeastern, Thameslink, Great Northern, Southern, Cleaners, Strike
West Coast train cleaners striking again
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that heroic train cleaners working to keep Avanti West Coast trains clean and safe for passengers will be taking a further 48 hour strike action from tomorrow evening and into the weekend in pursuit of their...
Region: National
Tagged with: Avanti West Coast Trains, Atalian Servest, Cleaners, Pay Justice
West Coast train cleaners to strike again
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that heroic train cleaners working to keep Avanti West Coast trains clean and safe for passengers will be taking further strike action from this evening and into the weekend in pursuit of their campaign for...
Region: National
Tagged with: Avanti West Coast, Atalian Servest, Cleaners,
Heroic West Coast train cleaners announce two 48 hour strikes in fight for pay justice
The cleaners, who have worked throughout the pandemic to keep essential transport services running, are employed by Atalian Servest Limited, a multi-national outsourcing company based in France. The outsourced cleaners are paid £9.68 per hour, less than the Real Living...
Region: National
Tagged with: Avanti West Coast, Atalian Servest, Cleaners
Heroic West Coast train cleaners strike for pay justice
Heroic train cleaners working to keep Avanti West Coast trains clean and safe for passengers will begin strike action tomorrow in pursuit of fair pay. The cleaners, who have worked throughout the pandemic to keep essential transport services running, are...
Region: National
Tagged with: Atalian Servest Limited, Avanti West Coast, Cleaners, Strike, Pay Justice
RMT DHL strike on the Avanti West Coast contract rock solid for a second day in fight for pay justice
This core group of staff are standing firm in their battle as analysis by RMT reveals that the companies’ parent Groups paid out nearly £2 billion in the last year to shareholders – fuelling anger at the hypocrisy from the...
Region: National
Tagged with: DHL, Avanti West Coast, Strike
MPs support RMT’s Avanti West Coast demands
RAIL UNION RMT today welcomed MPs’ support for a parliamentary motion, tabled by Birmingham MP Tahir Ali, which demands that Avanti West Coast withdraw its plans to remove its Customer Resolutions team from Birmingham, putting 60 jobs at risk of redundancy....
Region: National
Tagged with: Avanti West Coast, Customer Resolutions Centre, Job Cuts, Covid-19
RMT on new ownership of West Coast franchise
The only long term solution to the great rail rip off is public ownership and it is frankly disgusting that the public route wasn't even considered by the Tories when Virgin were banned from the railway. "As ever on the...
Region: National
Tagged with: avanti west coast, virgin, west coast mainline, wcml, franchise,