RAILWAY TRAVEL ACROSS BRITAIN SUFFERS HALT AS RAIL UNION GOES ON STRIKE

Written by on June 22, 2022

Travel across British railway stations ground to a halt on Tuesday as widespread strike action billed as the biggest in more than three decades plunged commuters into chaos and persuaded many to stay at home.

The RMT rail union argued that the strike is necessary as wages have failed to keep pace with UK inflation, which has hit a 40-year high and is on course to keep rising.

Last-ditch talks to avert the work stoppage broke down on Monday, prompting more than 50,000 RMT members to walk out.

But negotiations will resume Wednesday, the RMT announced. Network Rail, which looks after the country’s rail tracks, told AFP discussions would begin at 10:00 am (0900 GMT).


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