Cleaners working for Arriva Trains Wales will strike tomorrow on the day thousands of fans are expected to descend on Cardiff for Wales’ Six Nations decider against England.
Members of the Rail Maritime and Transport (RMT) union, employed by contractors Churchill, will stage the 24-hour walkout over low pay.
RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said: “This battle on Arriva Trains Wales is now seen as having national significance in the campaign against low pay and exploitation by greedy companies and RMT will continue to ratchet up the pressure for fairness for this important group of Welsh transport staff as part of our national cleaners’ campaign. ATW, as the host operator, will not be allowed to wash their hands of this exploitation on their watch either.
“In the face of the insulting zero pay offers from the company our members have had no option but to fight back in the battle to eliminate poverty pay and that is why they will be striking next Saturday.”