01/04/2010

Rail Strike Called Off

Network Rail has won a High Court challenge against planned strikes by RMT union members nationwide.

The court granted an injunction after Network Rail alleged RMT's ballot of workers had presented discrepancies.

It means a four-day strike, due to start next Tuesday, will not go ahead.

RMT union members have vented fury at Network Rail's proposals to slash jobs by 1,500.

Workers are also unhappy at the company's plans to increase evening and weekend maintenance work.

The union claims the changes would affect rail safety.

(PR/GK)

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