Belfast Telegraph

Train maintenance workers to walk out over 'insulting' pay increase

Workers at a train maintenance company are to stage a 24-hour strike in a dispute over pay.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union at Arriva TrainCare will walk out on May 19.

The RMT said the company was not prepared to negotiate pay because it was not the recognised union for its employees.

RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: "RMT members at Arriva TrainCare delivered a massive yes vote for action and the company should wake up and take notice of the anger amongst their workforce over the pay issue.

"Instead they have ignored their staff and offered an insulting increase that systematically undermines our members' standard of living.

"Our members are entitled to be represented by the union they are members of so we can get on with our job and negotiate decent pay and conditions on their behalf."

The company is based in Crewe and has sites in Bristol, Gateshead, Cambridge and Eastleigh.

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