CrossCountry Train strike

CrossCountry Train strike: Emergency talks

Union officials are to meet rail firm CrossCountry ahead of strike action planned for Friday in a dispute over “unfair treatment of staff”.

The company, which serves destinations across the UK from its base in Birmingham, called the proposed industrial action “regrettable”.

Members of the RMT union voted for the 24-hour stoppage, with 177 of 335 members in favour of a strike.

The strike will include train managers, senior conductors and catering staff.

RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said the ballot had been held after “the total collapse of industrial relations across a whole raft of matters”.

The company is not yet advising customers to change their travel arrangements.