Strike ballot at Arriva Trains Wales

12 October 2010

The union is to ballot its 500 driver members employed by Arriva Trains Wales (ATW) for strike action, and also for action short of a stoppage, because of a ‘totally unacceptable’ pay offer. ATW pay rates are the lowest of all the UK main-line train drivers.

Negotiations with the company have broken down after a series of meetings failed to make progress towards any reasonable offer. Soundings of membership opinion have been taken at a number of open forums and they have all confirmed drivers’ anger with the company.

Branch reports have spoken about members being ‘appalled at the derisory pay offer for 2010’ and ‘fed up with the contemptuous attitude of the company’.

General secretary Keith Norman says that under the circumstances the Executive Committee has no alternative except to ballot our members regarding the pay offer. He will write to ATW management detailing the union’s position and informing them of the intention to ballot.

The ballot results will be announced on 11 November.

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