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Industrial action by rail workers has been called off

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Friday, May 29th, 2015.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union that work for track and infrastructure operator Network Rail are were due to take industrial action this week.

After Extensive ACAS Talks RMT Suspended Network Rail Action To Allow For Consultation With Reps On Revised Offer

General Secretary Mick Cash said:

“Following extensive ACAS talks throughout the weekend RMT has now received a revised offer that enables us to suspend the planned industrial action while we consult in full on the details of the revised package with our Network Rail representatives.”

A new package has been tabled including a 2 per cent pay increase this year, backdated to January 1, and an increase in line with inflation next year.

It also includes a promise of no compulsory redundancies until 2017.

Network Rail chief executive Mark Carne said:

“I am very pleased that the industrial action has been suspended. With Acas’s help, we have had very constructive talks with the unions over the weekend and I hope they will be able to agree this deal.”

The deal is yet to be agreed by RMT reps, who will meet on Friday.

RMT has 16,000 members at Network Rail, including signallers and maintenance staff.

 

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