Another day of delay for passengers due to strike hangover


The cabinet minister vowed on Wednesday that “militant” strikes by rail unions would not meet the demands of at least seven per cent of wages as it would put Britain in a “vicious cycle” of inflation. Will

Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab stressed that such a sharp rise in prices would hurt the country’s lowest payers.

The government’s position was slammed by the Transport Sailors Staff Association, which said it had agreed to a 7.1% pay rise with Mercier.

But the disruption caused by yesterday’s walkout on the tube and rail network caused many commuters to face another day of travel chaos, Mr Raab said, adding that Rail Maritime And prepared the lines of war against the transport union.

With RMT’s offer of a three per cent pay rise for workers, Mr Robb told Times Radio: That inflation will rise and then a vicious cycle effect. It will only increase inflation – we cannot allow this militant activity to win. “

New talks were being held today between the RMT and rail chiefs to try to reach a compromise to avoid months of industrial action, although if an agreement is reached, it could be a hindrance to tomorrow’s planned rail strike. Will not stop

The RMT’s commitment, however, may be strengthened by the TSSA union’s announcement that its members working for Mercer have accepted the 7.1% pay offer.

TSSA General Secretary Manuel Courts tweeted: “This is a sensible result of a reasonable offer that goes a long way towards keeping pace with the rising cost of living.”

The agreement was reached amid the threat of further strikes by teachers, postal workers, nurses, doctors, government employees, barristers and BT engineers.

The teachers told Education Secretary Nadeem Zhawi that they wanted an increase in salaries “in addition to inflation” or else they would consider a strike.

The National Education Union wrote to the education secretary that if the government “does not respond to the new reality on inflation”, it will vote for members to go on strike in the fall.

Services started earlier than usual today due to delays in trains leaving the depot due to network rail signals and control room staff who normally worked in overnight shifts while participating in yesterday’s strike. Only 60% of trains will run throughout the day, and some operators will cut off services a little earlier than usual tonight before tomorrow’s walkout.

The third strike of the week is planned for Saturday. Network Rail has about 40,000 RMT union members and 13 train operators involved in the industrial operation.

RMT members also went on strike at the London Underground yesterday, and services have been slow since this morning.

The joint operation spread travel chaos across the UK, disrupting traffic.

The “Boris Bike” rental scheme recorded its second-highest number of rides as Londoners got on two wheels during yesterday’s tube strike.

There were over 67,000 bike rentals under Santander – more than double the daily average of 27,000.

McLinch, general secretary of the RMT, said the total turnout in the packet lines was “excellent” and exceeded expectations in the union’s campaign for job security, defense conditions and a reasonable increase in wages.

He said: “RMT members are guiding all the workers in this country who are sick and tired of reducing their salaries and conditions to a mix of huge business profits and government policy.”

However, rail chiefs say the industry should eliminate outdated practices and that if they agree to a wage of more than 3% could be on the table, with cuts in about 1,800 jobs, primarily aimed at Obtained on a voluntary basis.

A spokesman for the Department of Transportation said: “Unions have shut down large sections of the rail network, damaged local businesses and unfairly cut off people from hospitals, schools and work. However, preliminary figures Statistics show that unlike in the past, many people now have the opportunity to work from home, so we do not have a rush on the roads, because the traffic has become online instead, which means It simply came to our notice then that the unions were not working.