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Published on : Thursday, January 21, 2016
Arriva Trains Wales can confirm that the threatened 24 hour industrial action by driver unions is expected to go ahead on Monday 4 January. This will result in the cancellation of all Arriva Trains Wales services on this day and may also cause some early morning service start up disruption on Tuesday 5 January.
We deeply regret this disruption and continue to do all we can to avert strike action however we are advising customers to make alternative travel arrangements for Monday 4th January and to check their travel plans for Tuesday morning, 5th January.An indefinite duration train driver over-time ban is also currently in force which may impact some timetabled services until the dispute is resolved.
HR Director for Arriva Trains Wales, Gareth Thomas explains: “We are extremely disappointed that the train drivers unions National Executive have not accepted our latest offer of improvements to terms, conditions and pay for their members and that they have opted to take industrial action, even though we submitted a revised proposal to them on 23rd December following productive pre-Christmas talks. Directors at ATW have been in contact almost every day with union officials in a bid to resolve this issue and stress the urgency of the situation if disruption to customers was to be avoided”.