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Train Strikes Continues into January!

Train Strikes Continues into January!
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Train Drivers across many rail companies have announced that they will start a fresh wave of strikes in the new year. 

There will be another set of train strikes to happen in the new year. This is due to the pay and more.

Train Strikes

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It will add to major rail disruption in the first week of January, with the RMT union already planning strikes on 3-4 and 6-7 January.

“No one wants to see this strike go ahead, and we can only apologise to passengers and to the many businesses who will be hit by this damaging disruption,” said a spokesperson for the RDG.

“The train companies say their hands have been tied by the government. While the government – which does not employ us – says it’s up to the companies to negotiate with us.” Aslef boss Mick Whelan said.

The rail companies affected by the Aslef strike are:

  • Avanti West Coast
  • Chiltern Railways
  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands Railway
  • Great Western Railway
  • Greater Anglia
  • Great Northern/Thameslink
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Northern Trains
  • Southeastern
  • Southern/Gatwick Express
  • South Western Railway
  • SWR Island Line
  • TransPennine Express
  • West Midlands Trains

Be sure to remember the dates of the new train strikes. This could affect a lot of peoples travels due to the strikes.

“The companies need to come to the table with a proper proposal to help our members, their drivers, buy this year what they could buy last year,” the union said.

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