Train and station cleaners to strike
Hundreds of cleaners employed by Churchill Group on four railway contracts in south east England are set to strike on 23 February. Their union the RMT has declared a dispute over pay. The companies affected are Govia Thameslink Railway, Southeastern, Eurostar and HS1. The cleaners are planning a rally outside the Houses of Parliament at 11.00 on the strike day.
Consultation launched over West Midlands transport plan
An eight-week consultation has started over the draft West Midlands Local Transport Plan. The plan is intended to meet the challenges of climate change, reducing traffic congestion and improving access to transport, while supporting the post-Covid economic recovery. The plan also takes into account changes in travel patterns seen during the pandemic, such as increases in cycling and walking, along with fewer people commuting five days a week.