First Great Western staff to strike

The RMT union has confirmed that a 48-hour period of strike action is to take place on First Great Western beginning on July 8, owing to what it calls “cuts to jobs, services and safety”.

Members have been instructed not to book on for any shifts between 1830 on July 8 and 1829 on July 10 – the industrial action coincides with joint ASLEF and RMT strike action on London Underground related to a dispute around the introduction of the Night Tube. Members of the RMT and TSSA unions have also backed ASLEF’s decision to strike in that dispute following a vote among their members.

The RMT has also announced an overtime ban for its FGW members from 1830 on July 10 until 2359 on July 11.

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  • Peter Scaife - 01/07/2015 16:04

    From what I have read, FGW have said more jobs, not job cuts. Seems to be about driver door operation. When will rail union leaders move into the current century

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  • P.Tayloe - 04/07/2015 18:04

    Dinosaur Railway Unions, whose only wish is to blackmail the Rail companies and inconvienience people who rely on train travel.

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