Railroad passengers could face strikes at both ends of November. RMT Labor disputes will bring up a week of turmoil starting Saturday.
Three 24-hour national rail strikes will bring many rail services to a halt across the UK.a London Underground A strike is also planned. Passengers are warned to travel only if necessary.
Most services will not operate on Saturday 5th November, Monday 7th November and Wednesday 9th November network rail, including thousands of signal staff, take action. RMT staff and 15 train operators will be on strike for the first strike this Saturday.
However, the smaller TSSA union has canceled its planned actions with Network Rail to facilitate further negotiations.
About 20% of normal services are expected to run on strike days, with the first and last trains generally running between 7:30am and 6:30pm. Expect some disruption in the early morning of each strike date.
strike London RMT members of the Underground will effectively shut down the entire Underground network on Friday 10th November, and action by Arriva Rail London staff will also reduce surface services for the day.
Several underground and overground services in the capital will be affected during the week by a strike by the National Railways signal operators.On Sunday, trains from the outer Reading Line or Shenfield Line to central London will begin for the first time. The Elizabeth Line operates fewer trains and indirect services.
The National Executive Committee of the Athref Railway Drivers Union will meet next week with further strikes on the agenda. The driver has not taken any industrial action since. Strike during Conservative conference Scheduled for early October, the lack of progress means further strikes are likely before the end of November.
Both RMT and Aslef are voting on their members at the railway company for further strike mandates that could last until July 2023 and allow a further six months of strikes.
The union has yet to meet the new Secretary of Transportation, Mark Harper. But he said Wednesday that he was “happy to meet the union.”
“I’m very happy to be able to do that. My department will be reaching out to union leaders in due course,” Harper said during an appearance on LBC.
Hopes of a breakthrough during former Transportation Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan’s short tenure were raised when she invited union leaders to an early meeting, in contrast to the refusal of her predecessor Grant Shaps. rice field.
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said this week that rail operators “have not yet made any proposals to create terms for a negotiated settlement” and urged new Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to “unbind the rail industry.” Allow trading.
He said: “We will vigorously pursue our industrial campaign until we reach an agreement.”
Network Rail said a “fair and affordable two-year 8% contract” remains on the table, which includes job security and staff mobility. Its chief executive, Andrew Haynes, has accused the union of being “more intent on a damaging strike than agreeing to compromise and deal with us.”
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TfL said the strike in London was “extremely disappointing” amid controversy over possible changes to employment and pensions. Its Interim Chief Operating Officer, Glyn Burton, said: TfL Pensions are now being filed and no one will lose their jobs as a result of the proposed changes. ”
strike Originally scheduled for November 3rd Canceled due to conflict with the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Day Appeal.
Full story of the planned strike:
Saturday, November 5th
24-hour strike by Network Rail and RMT staff of the following railway companies: Great Western Railway, Avanti West Coast, South Western Railway, Chiltern Railways, Cross Country Trains, Greater Anglia, LNER, East Midlands Railway, c2c, Northern Trains, South Eastern , Transpennines Express, West Midlands Trains, GTR (including Gatwick Express).
Monday, November 7th
A 24-hour strike by Network Rail’s RMT staff.
Wednesday, November 9th
24 hour strike by RMT staff of Network Rail and TSSA staff of Avanti West Coast, Southeastern and South Western Railway.
Limited strikes by some TSSA and Unite staff will also take place on various rail companies throughout the week, but are not expected to further disrupt service. Overtime bans for TSSA staff are also being implemented at some operators during November.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/nov/02/strike-action-to-disrupt-uk-train-services-from-saturday Rail Strike Action to Disrupt British Services in Beginning and End of November | Rail Strike