Virgin Trains East Coast staff to strike in row over jobs

Virgin Trains East Coast staff to strike in row over jobs

Members of RMT union will hold three 24-hour strikes this month in dispute over 200 jobs said to be under threat

Rail staff at Virgin Trains East Coast are to go on strike over two weekends in August in a row over jobs and working conditions, following a vote for industrial action announced earlier this week.

Members of the RMT union will hold three 24-hour strikes, on 19 August and around the bank holiday weekend on 26 and 29 August. They will also ban overtime for 48 hours from 27 August.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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