28 October 2019

CrossCountry operates a mix of long distance, regional and local rural services in Wales, including the Valley Lines network of services around Cardiff, and also in the English border counties and to Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham.

(Formerly Virgin CrossCountry)


Current Pay:

Additions Night Duty Book off 0200-0500 = £35.61;  Night Duty Book on 0201-0500 = £22.87

Next Claim:

28 May 2020

Rest Day Working Sanction:

Sanctioned until 30 Nov 2019

Additional Comments:

New RDW Agreement being negotiated. Approved Pilot trainee driver course commenced 2019. Revised CDP Policy agreed.

ASLEF Charter Achievements

Clean salary:

No. Night payment £35.61 per turn. Small night payment £22.87

100% pensionable pay 100% from 07/01/02

32 hours/Sundays inside:

35 hours Sundays outside with commitment to work
Leave arrangements 5 weeks + 11 floating days

Special Leave Arrangements :

9 months maternity at normal pay. 10 days Paternity. Parental and Adoption leave

4 Day week:


Medically Restricted Drivers:

Qualifying period for stood off arrangements down to 2 years. Sick Pay: After 5 years' service 26 weeks full pay following by 26 weeks half pay.

Travel Facilities:

1st class after 15 years. 1st class at weekends until 15 years service. Drivers retain first class travel  in retirement. Reciprocal travel on all Arriva TOCs.

DOO status Non

Proactive recruitment of under represented groups:

Company training

Retirement at 60:

State Pension Age via EJRA

Improved H&S/Welfare:

Extensive Chain of Care Agreement.

Max 9h30 Day:

10 hours max



Reduced hours etc:

Job share and Flexible agreements in place

PTRA Yes, from Feb 06.
Enhanced training: Non technical skills training, currently running OPC trial. Mental Health Aware


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