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Workers at a train maintenance company with sites at locations including Eastleigh in Hampshire are to go on strike in a pay dispute.
Members of the Rail Maritime & Transport Workers union (RMT) employed by Arriva TrainCare are to stage a 24 hour walkout on Friday 19th May.
The RMT said the strike was being held because Arriva TrainCare was not prepared to negotiate pay issues because the RMT was not the recognised union for Arriva TrainCare employees.
"RMT members at Arriva TrainCare delivered a massive yes vote for action and the company should wake up and take notice of the anger amongst their workforce over the pay issue.
"Instead they have ignored their staff and offered an insulting increase that systematically undermines our members' standard of living.
"Our members are entitled to be represented by the union they are members of so we can get on with our job and negotiate decent pay and conditions on their behalf."
Arriva TrainCare is based in Crewe and has sites in Bristol, Gateshead, Cambridge and Eastleigh.
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Southern Rail services are at a standstill once again today in the final day of action by drivers this week.
It follows protests by commuters in London last night, after talks with the union ASLEF ended without agreement.
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Hundreds of thousands of passengers face another day of strikes on Southern Rail.
They're being urged not to attempt to travel on Southern routes as drivers from the ASLEF Union walk out in the ongoing dispute over Driver Only Operation trains.
Talks between the union and Southern Rail ended yesterday at the conciliation service ACAS without reaching a compromise to end the industrial action.
The 24 hour strike on Friday follows a 48 hour strike which took place on Tuesday.
Passengers on Southern and Gatwick Express have been warned to expect services to be severely disrupted tomorrow, Thursday 15 December, following today’s industrial action.
Southern Passenger Services Director Angie Doll said: "We will be working hard to run as many services as possible tomorrow, but regrettably I have to warn passengers that services will be severely impacted, with reductions and cancellations across all routes.
“With today’s strike ending at midnight, despite our best efforts, some trains and crew will still not be in position for tomorrow’s service; and the overtime ban will continue to have a serious impact."
The train operator is advising passengers to check the Southern website (www.southernrailway.com) before they travel on the day.
On Friday, 16 December, when ASLEF drivers will again be on strike, there will be no Southern services and Gatwick Express will run every half an hour, instead of every 15 minutes, while Thameslink will run a normal timetable. Passengers are advised not to travel on Friday.