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13th Jul 2022

A date for the next railway strike has been set

Jack Peat

RMT members will walk out for 24 hours as part of a dispute over pay, jobs and conditions 

Rail workers are set to stage a fresh strike over a pay, jobs and conditions dispute.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) at train companies and Network Rail will walk out for 24 hours on July 27th.

Union leaders made the announcement after rejecting a new offer from Network Rail which they described as “paltry”.

The offer was for a 4 per cent pay rise backdated to January, another 2 per cent next year and a further 2 per cent conditional on achieving “modernisation milestones”.

The RMT said it has yet to receive a pay offer or guarantees over job losses from the train operating companies (TOCs).

Last month RMT boss Mick Lynch became a national superstar after he took on politicians and journalists during the media rounds.

He told Good Morning Britain’s  Richard Madeley that he speaks ‘remarkable twaddle’ and took Piers Morgan on over his Facebook profile.

Here’s a reminder of Lynch’s rise to fame:

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