More RMT train strikes to hit North Yorkshire IG News

Irshadgul News report,

Another rail strike has been announced for October, as more industrial action is taken in the UK.

40,000 members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT) and 15 train operators will walk out on October 8 at Network Rail.

Rail strikes have already been planned for October 1 and 5, posing the risk of renewed travel chaos for commuters.

Operators included the York-based LNER, which runs services on the East Coast Mainline to London and Edinburgh, TransPennine Express, whose trains run to cities including Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool, Northern, whose services include the York to Harrogate route and Crosscountry. , whose services from York run to cities including Birmingham and Bristol.

RMT Secretary General Mick Lynch said it was encouraging that the new Transportation Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan met with the union.

“We welcome this more positive approach from the government to join us as a first step in finding a suitable solution.

“However, as no new resolution has been introduced, our members have no option but to continue with this strike action.

“We will continue to negotiate in good faith, but employers and the government need to understand that our industrial drive will continue as long as it takes time,” he said.

A Network Rail spokesperson said: “We have received notice of another strike by RMT on Saturday, 8 October, exactly a week after another walkout it has coordinated with train drivers in Asleaf.

“This latest strike will again mean very significant disruption for commuters, and we will ask people to travel only if absolutely necessary due to reduced service.

“Full timetable for all upcoming strike days will be published in due course.”