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Home Government RMT confirms strikes will go ahead on Thursday

RMT confirms strikes will go ahead on Thursday

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The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) has said that talks on Tuesday have broken down without agreement.

As a consequence, action will go ahead Thursday.

Mick Lynch, the RMT general secretary, blamed the government for the current position, saying: “Grant Shapps has wrecked these negotiations by not allowing Network Rail to withdraw their letter threatening redundancy for 2,900 of our members.

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“Until the government unshackle Network Rail and the train operating companies, it is not going to be possible for a negotiated settlement to be agreed.

“We will continue with our industrial campaign until we get a negotiated settlement that delivers job security and a pay rise for our members that deals with the escalating cost of living crisis.”

As reported yesterday there is a mismatch in figures, with Network Rail saying there are around 1,800 jobs that could go, and Mick Lynch referring to 2,900 potential redundancies.

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