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InTheNews: The latest rail news on Friday, 15th July 2022
Workers at Network Rail and 14 train operators are to strike for another two days in August in a row over jobs, pay and conditions, the RMT union has said.
An article on the BBC website says members of the union will walk out on 18th and 20th August.
The RMT had already announced a strike for 27 July, the day before the Commonwealth Games opens in Birmingham.
It comes after thousands of train operator and Network Rail workers walked out in a national strike in June – the biggest of its kind in decades.
Separately, train drivers at eight rail companies have also agreed to strike on 30 July in a dispute over pay, union Aslef has said.
Two people were rescued from the Clyde river after their boat capsized when a train driver spotted the pair in trouble and helped to save their lives.
An article on the Scottish Daily Express says the pair were spotted in the water between Port Glasgow and Cardross by the passing ScotRail driver after their vessel capsized and they had been in the river for around an hour.
One was taken to Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital by air, while the other, due to difficult terrain, was taken by train to Cardross railway station to meet waiting ambulance crews.
Ensuring the rail industry remained focused on the basics of health and safety management as it prepares for reform and substantial change, is one of the key messages in the Office of Rail and Road’s (ORR) annual report on health and safety on Britain’s Railways.
The report, which covers the period between 1st April 2021 and 31st March 2022, also highlights Britain’s standing of having one of the safest railways in Europe and that risk on the mainline railway is at an all-time low.
Finally, the Railway Industry Association (RIA) and Women in Rail (WR) are launching the first Annual Report for their joint EDI Charter for Rail.
The 2022 Annual Report sets out examples of good practice and celebrates the very best work carried out by Charter signatories over the last year.
The report showcases best practice in how to embed an inclusive culture in modern, dynamic rail organisations. Launched in November 2020, the EDI Charter for Rail now boasts almost 200 signatories from across the UK rail industry.
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