UK rail strikes to proceed after unions reject last-minute offer

20/6/2022 9:07:00 PM

UK rail strikes to proceed after unions reject last-minute offer - Bloomberg

UK rail strikes to proceed after unions reject last-minute offer - Bloomberg

(June 20): UK rail workers will begin Britain’s biggest rail strike in three decades on Tuesday (June 21) after unions rejected a last-minute offer from train companies, bringing services nationwide to a near standstill. A proposal from track manager Network Rail was considered and rejected on Friday, and another one from train companies was turned down on Monday, National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers General Secretary Mick Lynch said in statement broadcast from near Euston Station, north London.The failure of

A (June 20): UK rail workers will begin Britain’s biggest rail strike in three decades on Tuesday (June 21) after unions rejected a last-minute offer from train companies, bringing services nationwide to a near standstill.This followed the decision of the Court of Appeal’s three-member panel led by Datuk Hanipah Farikullah, who unanimously rejected the appeal filed by Eswadi Abd Rahim, 50, as the appellant against his conviction and sentence imposed by the Ipoh High Court on Dec 21, 2017.A PUTRAJAYA (June 20): Former special aide to a minister will have to serve a two-year sentence from Monday (June 20), after he failed in his final bid to set aside his conviction and jail sentence for two counts of corruption over a bus permit application from the Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board (CVLB) 20 years ago.Deputy Health Minister Datuk Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali said the vaccination drive was in conjunction with the 2022 National Immunisation Week on June 16, themed “Perlindungan Sepanjang Hayat untuk Semua” (Lifelong Protection for All).

A proposal from track manager Network Rail was considered and rejected on Friday, and another one from train companies was turned down on Monday, National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers General Secretary Mick Lynch said in statement broadcast from near Euston Station, north London.The failure of negotiations means some 40,000 staff at 13 train operating companies and Network Rail will walk out on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, bringing commuter services to a standstill nationwide and threatening to cause transport chaos in London.Eswadi, who was granted bail, had once served as a special aide to Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, who was then the Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Minister.Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government refused to intervene, saying the dispute was between the companies and their workers.Eswadi, who was granted bail, had once served as a special aide to Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, who was then the Minister of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives.But Lynch blamed the government, saying the root of the problem is £4 billion (US$4.Eswadi was also charged with accepting a bribe of RM6,000 which was deposited into his bank account as an inducement to help Chin Ah Lek to obtain the CVLB permit for the same company in January 2003.9 billion) of budget cuts — £2 billion each for Transport for London and the national railways.He said for children reaching the age of five, parents can still book vaccination appointments, according to the date and place of vaccination of choice, through the MySejahtera application.

“That is hobbling this industry and it’s forcing the companies to implement transport austerity and massive cuts to our system,” he said.The court also ordered him to serve the jail sentences concurrently.On March 25, 2015, he was found guilty by the Sessions Court and was sentenced to two years’ jail and fined RM10,000 for the first charge and was also sentenced to two years’ jail and fined RM30,000 for the second charge.In the House of Commons, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps called that analysis a “fundamental misunderstanding” and said the money missing from the railways budget was down to lower takings from fares after passenger numbers failed to recover to pre-pandemic levels.Pandemic Hit Figures released by the Office of Road and Rail on Thursday reveal the extent of rail’s retreat, with total journeys at only 62% of the pre-pandemic tally in the quarter through March.- Bernama Article type: free.The strikes are “orchestrated by some of the best-paid union barons representing some of the better-paid workers in this country” Shapps said, referring to the median wages of train drivers being well above salaries of nurses and other professions.Subscribe to Mid-day email alert We deliver news to your inbox daily.Yet the RMT argues that many of the strikers are among the lowest paid on the railway networks, including cleaners.

The union representing most train drivers, ASLEF, is not joining the national strike.Labour’s transport spokeswoman Louise Haigh accused Shapps of “washing his hands” of responsibility.“On the eve of the biggest rail dispute in a generation taking place on his watch, he has still not lifted a finger to resolve it,” she said.Service Disruption Only about 20% of services will survive the stoppages, with Scotland and Wales hit hardest.Tuesday will also see action by 10,000 London Underground workers in a separate dispute over jobs and pensions.

In a move that’s likely to inflame tensions with the unions further, Shapps said the government is planning to end a ban on the use of temporary workers to stand-in for those on strike.Both the Trades Union Congress and Unite condemned the plans, saying it would only prolong the conflict between employers and their staff.Repealing these 1970s-era restrictions will give businesses the freedom to access skilled, temporary staff at short notice.Legislation is on its way.— Kwasi Kwarteng (@KwasiKwarteng) June 20, 2022 Subscribe to Mid-day email alert We deliver news to your inbox daily.

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