TSSA members vote to strike on Virgin West Coast

TSSA members at Virgin West Coast have overwhelmingly voted to take strike action in a row over fair pay.They are angry because they were offered a 3.2% pay rise while train drivers were offered 9%.

TSSA general secretary Manuel Cortes said: “This dispute is less about a pay rise and more about Richard Branson’s staff being treated fairly and being given equal respect. The ballot result shows clearly how deeply our members feel about this.

“The ball is in Branson’s court now. He can drop the Scrooge act and treat our members fairly and equitably or he must face the prospect of strikes at Christmas.”

The strike is expected to hit West Coast mainline services over the Christmas and New Year period.

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