RMT plans further weekend action on TPE services

The RMT union has announced a series of further strikes by conductor members working for TransPennine Express. 

Weekly strikes had already heavily disrupted services on consecutive Sundays from February 13-March 6, before a new wave of industrial action was announced for March 13, 20, 27 and April 3, plus on the weekends of April 16-17, April 30-May 1 and June 4-5. 

The action forms part of a dispute over pay, in which conductors say they have had a two-year pay freeze enforced on them. They have requested a pay increase for working on days off and on Sundays, to bring them into line with other traincrew.  

TPE said that an amended timetable will be in place on the affected dates, with a “very limited” number of trains in operation.

It is urging passengers to avoid travel if possible, and has arranged for ticket acceptance with several other operators including Northern, Avanti West Coast, LNER (between York and Edinburgh), ScotRail and Transport for Wales Rail.  

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  • Steve Alston - 12/03/2022 10:24

    This is over a self-funding absolutely minimal amount whilst FirstGroup have just fleeced more huge profits from government. Time to sack FirstGroup.

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