03 May 2008

Strikes called off

A series of threatened strikes by the RMT Union members in East Midlands Trains, which were to have taken place on 3, 10 and 17 May, have been called off. The dispute is essentially down to Sunday working where RMT staff are only required to work on a voluntary basis. This lead to a number of cancellations of Sunday services with EMT's predecessor, Central Trains, and the new company was aiming to introduce Sunday working as part of new employees contracts to improve reliability. The industrial action was called off following agreement of continued negotiations between the two parties.

A video feature from the local BBC News can be seen here.