RMT members call for strike action in dispute over pay, jobs and safety

Rail

Deniz Huseyin
01 June 2022
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Rail union RMT is seeking urgent talks with Network Rail and train operating companies after its members voted overwhelmingly for industrial action in a dispute over pay, job security and safety.

The union has 40,000 members across Network Rail and the TOCs, and 71% of those balloted took part in the vote, with 89% voting in favour of strike action and 11% voting against.

Of the 15 TOCs, 13 voted for industrial action. These were: Chiltern Railways, Cross Country Trains, Greater Anglia, LNER,...

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