Arriva conductors announce more strike action

Conductors
working for rail firm Arriva have announced 10 more days of strikes.

The
industrial action at Arriva Trains Northern is part of a long-running dispute
over pay at the northern England rail operator.

Website
Ananova reports that members of the Rail Maritime and Transport union at Arriva
Trains Northern will walk out for 24 hours on 10 separate days spread between
the end of the month and New Year’s Eve.

The
680 workers have already held a number of stoppages in protest at a 4 per cent
pay offer.

In a
separate dispute over restructuring, other RMT members at Arriva Trains Northern
will strike for 48 hours from June 27.

RMT
general secretary Bob Crow said: "Arriva have said there is no more money
and no chance of a negotiated settlement, so we have no option but to intensify
our strike action."

By Quentin Reade

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