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Arriva Traincare workers to vote on action in pay row

Workers at a train maintenance company are to be balloted for strikes in a dispute over pay.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) at Arriva Traincare will vote in the coming weeks on whether to strike or take other forms of industrial action.

The RMT said the company was not prepared to enter into pay negotiations as it was not the recognised union.

RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: "Our members are entitled to be represented by the union that they are members of, so we can get on with our job to negotiate decent pay and conditions on their behalf.

"The company's belligerence has meant that we have been left with no choice but to ballot RMT members at Arriva Traincare for industrial action so that they can get decent representation, pay and conditions. The union remains available for talks."

The dispute involves around 100 workers, mainly based in Crewe.

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