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East Midlands Trains has today (5 July 2019) confirmed it is aiming to run a good service for its customers on the days of industrial action announced by the RMT; Saturday 20 July, Saturday 27 July and Saturday 3 August.
Services to and from London are not impacted by the action at all and will run to the planned timetable.
The action by the RMT will affect senior conductors working on the train operator’s local routes. However, East Midlands Trains is confident it will be able to run a good timetable for customers on its local routes and is currently finalising plans for the timetable on the three affected Saturdays.
Adam Piddington, Customer Experience Director for East Midlands Trains, said: “We’re really shocked that the RMT is planning this action.
“The fact is that these same contracts have been in place for six years, and were introduced in full agreement with the RMT, so it’s puzzling as to why these issues have now been raised.
Our customers expect us to run reliable train services seven days a week, including Sundays, and of course the contracts we have in place with our employees reflect that.
“However we are always happy to listen to feedback from our employees on their contractual terms and conditions.
“We are now working on our timetable plans for the affected days but are confident that we will be able to run a good service for our customers.”
Customers are advised to check the website, eastmidlandstrains.co.uk, for updates and service information.