Commuter chaos lies ahead as rail strikes planned

first_imgTrain operators and commuters across the country face more turmoil over thecoming weeks after further rail strikes were announced. South West Trains services, which have already been hit by four days ofstrikes by the RMT, face further disruption and the union is also planning fourdays of industrial action by its members at Arriva Trains Northern. North of the border, only three-quarters of trains are running at ScotRailafter union members imposed a rest day working ban in protest at a 3 per centpay rise in response to their demand for a 22 per cent increase. More than 2,000 RMT members are poised for a 48-hour strike on 24 and 25January after the union opposed a 7.6 per cent pay offer by SWT. Arriva Trains industrial action over pay, is planned for 24 and 25 Januaryand 5 and 6 February. Andrew Haines, managing director of SWT, said the firm’s pay offer is a stepforward. “Our pay award is more than fair. We hope staff will recognise this andbring this damaging dispute to an end,” he said. However, the RMT claimed it was worse than the previous offer. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Commuter chaos lies ahead as rail strikes plannedOn 15 Jan 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img

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