Determination and unity pays off as RMT suspends Arriva Cross Country strikes

The RMT has suspended all industrial action on Arriva Cross Country after “significant process” in talks with the company.

RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: “The union is able to confirm that a new rostering deal has been tabled by management following long and protracted negotiations.

“After careful consideration and noting this development, the union’s National Executive Committee has decided to suspend the planned industrial action.

“Therefore, all the strike action which was due to start on Saturday 20th January 2018, Sunday 21st January 2018 and Sunday 28th January 2018 has been suspended and our members are instructed to work as normal on those days.

“This shows yet again what can be achieved when trade union members stand together. I congratulate our members for standing firm, it was their determination and unity which has secured this breakthrough and ensured Cross Country came back to the table with an improved offer.”

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