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Rail maintenance workers’ strike ‘solidly supported’
19 May 2017
A strike by rail maintenance workers in a dispute over pay is being "solidly" supported.
Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) at Arriva TrainCare walked out for 24 hours, mounting picket lines outside the company's sites, including at its main base in Crewe.
RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: "Our members are solidly supporting the strike action this morning, with pickets out in force, as we fight for a fair deal on pay.
“This is a wealthy company that can easily afford to make a decent pay offer that recognises the contribution our members make through their hard work day in and day out.
“Arriva can see the strength of feeling and determination for pay justice reflected in the action today. The company should be round the table with the union negotiating a settlement to this dispute.”