Fresh rail strikes to hit peak Christmas travel, RMT union announces

11/22/2022 7:13:00 PM

The union said train operators have not issued promised written proposals, prompting workers to strike.

'We're sorry to inconvenience you but we urge you to direct your anger and frustration at the govt and the railway employers during this latest phase of action' says RMT general secretary Mick Lynch. 📺 Sky 501, Virgin 602, Freeview 233 and YouTube

The union said train operators have not issued promised written proposals, prompting workers to strike.

Strikes "Yet, Network Rail have failed to make an improved offer on jobs, pay and conditions for our members during the last two weeks of talks.The double threat of engineering works and further strikes could bring Christmas plans grind to a halt.after the second part of the interview saying: “Manchester United has this morning initiated appropriate steps in response to Cristiano Ronaldo’s recent media interview.You will be billed 65 € per month after the trial ends What is included in my trial? During your trial you will have complete digital access to FT.

"At the same time Rail Delivery Group, representing the train operating companies, have also broken a promise to make a meaningful offer on pay and conditions and even cancelled negotiations that were due to take place yesterday." Advertisement Rail workers were due to take to the picket lines on 5, 7 and 9 November but cancelled walkouts and engaged in two weeks of talks.Southern train departure board at London Bridge station shows three cancelled rush-hour trains.Emerging from those talks, the rail operators were due to make written proposals for the union to offer to members, the RMT said.However, there is little chance he will ever appear in a United shirt again after his recent comments and he could soon be having to look for his next move.Image: Mick Lynch General secretary Mick Lynch said:"After a fortnight of talks, the TOCs [train operating companies] had committed to making a firm offer in writing for the first time today.Mick Lynch, RMT general secretary, said: “I will be recommending that we set out further phases of sustained industrial action in support of our members."They cancelled the meeting at an hour's notice, and we can sense the hand of the Tory government in this as we believe that they are not allowing an offer to be made.Change the plan you will roll onto at any time during your trial by visiting the “Settings & Account” section.

" "This is on top of Network Rail failing to make a new proposal at the end of last week.” Is is predicted the union will target Christmas to cause maximum disruption to highlight the challenges the workforce is facing.talkSPORT is widely available across the UK via DAB digital radio and on 1089 or 1053 AM." Last week the union was given a mandate by members to continue strike action for a further six months.Tim Shoveller, Network Rail's chief negotiator, said:"No-one can deny the precarious financial hole in which the railway finds itself.Picture: Alamy The engineering works mean There will be no services from Liverpool Street station from December 25 to January 2, no Southern or Gatwick Express trains from Victoria station over the same dates, and a reduced timetable from Euston station to places like Manchester, Birmingham, and Liverpool between December 24-30.Striking makes that hole bigger and the task of finding a resolution ever more difficult."Only through reform, that will not result in anyone losing their job, can savings be made that can then be converted into an improved offer.Richard Haines, Network Rail’s chief executive, said the engineering work would mean "more reliable journeys" for passengers in future.Compare Standard and Premium Digital here.

And while progress has been made over these last two weeks, we still have yet to find that breakthrough."We will not give-up and hope that the RMT will return to the table next week with a more realistic appreciation of the situation.Network Rail carries out the work during holidays as fewer people usually travel by train." A spokesperson for the Rail Delivery Group, said:"We made real progress over the last fortnight of talks and for the first time in months we can see the outline of a credible deal."Further strikes, especially in the run up to Christmas, will disrupt the first normal festive season our passengers have been able to look forward to since the COVID pandemic, taking even more money out of the pockets of railway staff, and will cause huge damage to the hospitality and retail sectors dependent on this time of the year for their businesses.The key disruption includes: No services will start or terminate at Liverpool Street from December 25 until January 2."We owe it to them to stay round the table.

"Industrial action has already cost the industry millions in lost revenue, is stalling its post-pandemic recovery, and threatening its long-term sustainability.Services to Manchester Piccadilly, Birmingham New Street, Liverpool Lime Street, Birmingham International, Blackpool North, Scotland and Glasgow Central will run to a reduced timetable from Euston December 24-30."We are asking the RMT to stay at the negotiating table, work with us towards a fair deal and end a dispute that is harming passengers, the industry, and their members." The RMT is just one of many unions having organised and currently threatening industrial action.Most Southern trains will run to and from London Bridge instead, with replacement buses between Clapham Junction and East Croydon..

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Ebenezer - (The Grinch) -Scrooge... the man who trashed Christmas..... Mick Lynch ........ 4 weeks worth of strikes🤷🏻‍♂️. Hold travellers to ransom and strike everyday for the whole of 2023😉 “Russia is cold but Russian colder” Does he think the working class want to strike on the run up to Xmas and have less in their pay packets?

Maybe question Mark_J_Harper & HuwMerriman on why they have failed to act on the blocking of talks. The Tory's have stopped the train companies from negotiating. The Tories are to blame not the unions. He's loving it isn't he.. My poor teens both had things planned the weekends they are striking, will be giving the taxi drivers and buses more I guess instead, Mick Lynch is doing his job but I find him condescending and narcissistic, guess he needs to be

Uk government hates British workers Muck Lunch enjoying his £130k a year holding the country to ransom! RMTunion

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This chaps loving his 15 minutes Report better news or I unfollow Up the workers ✊🏻✊🏻✊🏻🚂 chilternrailway get this sorted, offer your staff a fair deal and get your service in order. RMTunion They should stop messing about with 2days strike which doesn't have much of an effect, people can sort things for a couple of days. Try a strike for 1 or 2wks that should make them realise you're serious

All of them need a sack. Wait until the run up to Xmas to strike... Let me just add, no one sympathises when you are obstructing the economy for Xmas. Even the corporate world. Thick Mick! Solidarity.

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