London Midland has promised to reintroduce double pay overtime for staff who work on Sundays, to ensure that they turn up for work, it has emerged.
All but one of the train company’s services had to be cancelled on Sunday (6 September) after not enough staff volunteered to work.
The staff refused to volunteer for work after bosses told them overtime would reduce to time-and-a-half from 30 August. But since talks with unions yesterday, the firm has decided to cancel its decision to reduce overtime for the forseeable future, the BBC has reported.
London Midland operates more than 1,200 services a day to 149 stations across the Midlands serving London, Birmingham and Liverpool.
The Birmingham to Liverpool line was the only one running on Sunday, causing disruption for thousands of passengers.