Virgin Trains criticised for tweet blaming drivers for lack of service

Virgin Trains criticised for tweet blaming drivers for lack of service

Company gets angry Twitter response to statement blaming drivers for not volunteering to work on rest days

Virgin Trains has been criticised heavily online after blaming a series of train cancellations on Saturday on a shortage of drivers volunteering to work on rest days.

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LMAO @VirginTrains how TF can your driver go AWOL?! #euston #getmetomanchester

Since there is no obligation to work overtime, do you really believe it is correct to blame your drivers publicly? @RMTunion

Sudden? You mean you don’t schedule things to allow for rest periods? You want drivers to be suffering from fatigue? Thought about that?

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Source: Guardian Transport

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