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Virgin West Coast rail workers to strike

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RMT members working on Virgin West Coast have voted 9-1 to take action, including strike action, over pay.The union said nearly 1,800 workers including train managers and on-board catering workers on the West Coast route from Glasgow to Euston took part. The RMT said it wanted a “suitable and equal” pay offer to the £500 one given to drivers.A Virgin Trains spokesman said they hoped to be able to run most services throughout any industrial action.The firm said: “We are disappointed by the result of the RMT’s ballot, but can reassure customers that we will be able to run the majority of services during any industrial action.”We have offered a 3.2% annual pay increase at a time when the average increase across public and private sector employees is around 2%. We remain open to continuing talks with the RMT.”
Source: BBC Cumbria