UK set for new railway strike

By: AFP
Published: 09:57 PM, 13 Jul, 2022
UK set for new railway strike
Caption: British railway workers have voted to a further strike this month is a long-running dispute over pay and conditions.
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British railway workers have voted to a further strike this month is a long-running dispute over pay and conditions, a union said Wednesday.

Following Britain's biggest walkout in decades by railway workers last month, the RMT rail union said its members would carry out further strike action on July 27.

The RMT insists action is necessary as wages have failed to keep pace with inflation, which has hit a 40-year high and is on course to keep rising.

The union wants also a threat of compulsory redundancies withdrawn.

"Strike action is the only course open to us to make both the rail industry and government understand that this dispute will continue for as long as it takes, until we get a negotiated settlement," RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said in a statement.

The RMT held three strikes last month that crippled services across the country.

AFP

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