Arriva dispute ends

Submitted by Anon on 19 March, 2003 - 9:52

The RMT rail union has accepted a rotten offer of a 4% wage increase from Arriva Trains Northern for conductors and guards, and the 13 month dispute in the company is now over.
The workers had taken a series of one day actions. A ballot on Arriva's pay offer rejected it, 295 to 165, though the biggest depot, Leeds, voted to accept. Union reps say that the deal will still mean workers are some of the lowest paid in the industry.

Arriva Trains are now planning cuts in the service - specifically an express route from Glasgow to Leeds.

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