All users are set to heavy travel Saturday’s disruption from the biggest strike of the year.
Only 11% of regular services run as four members. Union The strike lasted 24 hours and caused the worst rail disruption of the year so far.
Due to the strike of the railway shipping union members (RMT), training driving union Athref, Transportation Salaryman Association (TSSA), and Unite (Great Western Railway) lines will be closed all day between London and several major cities such as Birmingham, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Newcastle, Norwich and Manchester.
The dispute involved Network Rail, Avanti West Coast, c2c, Chiltern Railways, Cross Country, East Midlands Railways, Greater Anglia, Great Western Railways, Hull Trains, LNER, london overgroundNorthern Trains, Southeastern Railways, South Western Railways, Transpennine Express, West Midlands Trains, GTR (including Gatwick Express).
“We don’t want to go on strike, but this controversy will continue until the government removes the shackles from the railroad companies,” said ASLEF Director Mick Whelan.
“The message I have received from my members is that they want more industrial action, so I think further strikes are inevitable.”
Mick Lynch, head of RMT, said:
“It is also concerning that the government has recently taken action to line the pockets of the ‘railway rich’, while rail workers continue to endure wage freezes and cuts in real wages. ”
Passengers warned to expect ‘serious disruption’ amid rail strike
Passengers have been warned to expect “significant disruption” as rail workers at several companies are out this weekend in a continuous queue over wages.
Trade unions Athlef and the Union of Railways, Shipping and Transport (RMT) voted “broadly” to go on strike against companies they say failed to raise wages for railroad workers to match inflation. did.
Network Rail CEO Andrew Haynes said:
“Not only will this ensure staff give up more paychecks unnecessarily, but it will also cause even more disruption to passengers and further damage the railroad’s recovery from the pandemic.
“Passengers wishing to travel this Saturday, and indeed next Wednesday and the following Saturday, are asked to do so only if absolutely necessary. I need to confirm when the last train leaves.”
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/uk-train-strikes-october-1-2022-latest-updates-london-overground-transport-national-rail-aslef-rmt-mick-lynch-b1029425.html UK Train Strike 2022 Live: Only 11% of trains running as unions join forces for 24-hour strike