Rail workers set to hold two strikes in June

Rail workers part of the Rail, Marine and Transport (RMT) union have rejected Network Rail’s latest pay offer.

They are now set to a hold 24-hour strike on 4 June from 5pm and a 48-hour strike from 5pm on 9 June.

A statement on the RMT website said: “The solidarity and determination of members in the dispute has been incredible and I urge you to keep this up and stand shoulder to shoulder with your colleagues on the days of action.

“It is abundantly clear from the views of your reps at the meeting that Network Rail’s offer simply isn’t good enough and we demand nothing less than a substantial improvement.”

In a statement to its workers, RMT general secretary Mick Cash wrote:

A meeting was held today with your Area Council reps and the union’s Executive to discuss the latest pay proposals from Network Rail. The clear view of the meeting was that the new offer was unacceptable and therefore the General Grades Committee has called Network Rail members to take strike action as follows:-

Members are instructed Not to Book on for Duty for any shifts that Start between:-

  • 17.00 hours on Thursday 4th June 2015 and 16.59 hours Friday 5th June 2015 and 17.00 hours on Tuesday 9th June 2015 and 16.59 hours Thursday 11th June 2015

In addition members are instructed not to work any overtime, additional hours, extended shifts nor carry out any callouts between:

  • 00.01 hours on Saturday 6th June 2015 and 23.59 Friday 12th June 2015.

There are no exceptions to this instruction, all Network Rail members (excluding Band 1 to 4 staff and Managers who have not been balloted) are instructed to take this action.

 

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