Posted 1st August 2019 | No Comments

1 August: news in brief

CrossCountry latest to be hit by industrial action

THE RMT says industrial action will go ahead on CrossCountry from tomorrow. The union is accusing CrossCountry of ignoring the collective bargaining agreement. Staff have been instructed not to work any rest-days or non-contractual overtime from 2 to 6 August. CrossCountry has yet to comment.

East Midlands Trains vows to ‘go out on a high’

EAST Midlands Trains said it would end its franchise ‘on a high’ in spite of an RMT walkout on 17 August, which will be the last day before East Midlands is handed over to Abellio. EMT said there will be revised timetables and replacement road services on some routes, although main line services will not be affected.