Virgin Trains East Coast strikes go on hold Virgin Trains East Coast strikes go on hold

Impending strikes on Virgin Trains East Coast have been suspended for new talks over staffing changes. The first walkout of RMT members had been called for Friday, with more stoppages due to follow on 26 and 29 August as well as overtime bans on 27 and 28 August. The union had feared there could be up to 200 job losses as a result of the changes. VTEC said it had repeated its assurances, particularly its promise that there would be no compulsory redundancies.

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