Virgin managers to man trains on strike days
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RMT workers on Virgin East Coast services to strike

The RMT union has announced three 24-hour strikes on Virgin East Coast trains on 19, 26 and 29 August.

Virgin's executive director of corporate affairs, Richard Scott, said he was "puzzled by the union's actions" as the company had given them assurances that there would be no compulsory redundancies.

Mr Scott told the World at One's Shaun Ley that it would "run a full timetable" on the strike days because "management-grade staff" will be working on the trains instead.

  • 12 Aug 2016
  • From the section UK