Rail strikes: Britain’s passengers ‘will receive refunds for tickets bought’

6/8/2022 10:39:00 AM

Rail strikes: Britain’s passengers ‘will receive refunds for tickets bought’

Rail strikes: Britain’s passengers ‘will receive refunds for tickets bought’

Rail Delivery Group chair says it needs to draw up guidance for people ‘but we will be very flexible’

will stage walkouts on 21, 23 and 25 June , which is expected to shut down much of the national rail system for a week.West Midlands Trains What events could be disrupted? The strike threatens to cause travel misery for thousands of people travelling across the country for various events.Tue 7 Jun 2022 16.later this month in disputes over pay and jobs, the RMT union has announced.

The RDG is looking at putting out advice to customers who intend to travel during the strike week, such as recommending they travel on the day before or after the walkout, Montgomery said.He also called on the RMT union to hold talks to “resolve” the issue.More than 200,000 revellers will descend on Worthy Farm in Somerset for five days of music and entertainment.Huw Merriman MP, the Tory chair of parliament’s transport select committee, called on the government to put legislation in place that would have required a minimum rail service even during strikes.The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union has told members to prepare for strikes on 21, 23 and 25 June, after a ballot of 40,000 members last month saw staff at Network Rail and 14 train operating companies vote overwhelmingly for full-scale industrial action.“It was proposed in the Conservative party’s manifesto in 2019 that there would be a minimum service obligation so that trains would have to run, as they do in France, Italy, Spain, during strikes, where a third to a fifth of trains operate,” Merriman told Today.Cricket fans heading to Leeds for the Test match between England and New Zealand on June 23 can expect delays.“That legislation has not been put in place so without that it will be difficult to negotiate with the unions if the trains grind to halt.PA Bus queues at Victoria station today Lucy Young Bus queues at Victoria station today Lucy Young Bus queues at Victoria station today Lucy Young Bus queues at Victoria station today Lucy Young Bus queues at Victoria station today Lucy Young Bus queues at Victoria station today Lucy Young Bus queues at Victoria station today Lucy Young Bus queues at Victoria station today Lucy Young Bus queues at Victoria station today Lucy Young Bus queues at Victoria station today Lucy Young Bus queues at Victoria station today Lucy Young.

” The planned industrial action – after a successful ballot of 40,000 members at Network Rail and 13 train operating companies last month – is due to start on Tuesday 21 June and run on alternating days until the Saturday, covering some of the busiest days of the week for rail since pandemic rules eased.Sir Elton John is due to perform at BST Hyde Park on June 24, with the Rolling Stones taking to the stage the day after.They will occur on the week of two byelections and disrupt travel to major events including the Glastonbury festival.It will also take place during a week of large cultural events, including the Glastonbury festival, the British athletics championships in Manchester, and concerts in London’s Hyde Park by Elton John and the Rolling Stones, as well as two parliamentary byelections.The walkout will also hit the rail industry’s largest outdoor exhibition, , which was planned for June 22 and 23 in Warwickshire.The summer solstice will be celebrated at Stonehenge on 21 June when visitors from around the world gather overnight to celebrate the shortest day of the year and watch the sun rise over the stones in Wiltshire.Sign up to the daily Business Today email or follow Guardian Business on Twitter at @BusinessDesk Compulsory redundancies among rail workers have not yet been threatened by either Network Rail or train operators, but as passenger numbers remain stubbornly below pre-Covid levels, companies are looking to make up to £2bn in annual savings.The RMT said that rail companies had not given any guarantees against redundancy, while many of its members had had their wages frozen during the pandemic and had not yet been offered a pay rise.Passengers returning from the Isle of Wight Festival and the Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh could also be delayed as both events finish the day before the strike is planned.

Rail firms and the RMT have said they want to negotiate to try to avoid the strikes going ahead.Topics.

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Last strike we didn’t 😡 😯😯😯

Biggest rail strike in three decades: What lines are affected and what events could be hit?Some of the biggest events of the summer, from international sports matches to the return of Glastonbury, could be affected as tens of thousands of RMT union members walk out in disputes over pay, jobs and pensions. No pay rise Union didn’t negotiate Strike going ahead Good on them Johnson likes a good line ❄

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