The Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) have announced that there will be another strike on 8 October and 40,000 members at Network Rail and 15 train operators will walk out.
There are already planned rail strikes on from the 1 to 5 October and the RMT warned the “industrial campaign will continue for as long as it takes.”
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said, “We welcome this more positive approach from the government to engage with us as a first step to finding a suitable settlement.
“However, as no new offer has been tabled, our members have no choice but to continue this strike action.
“We will continue to negotiate in good faith, but the employers and government need to understand our industrial campaign will continue for as long as it takes.”
A Network Rail spokesperson said, “We have received notification of another strike by the RMT on Saturday October 8, just one week after another walkout it has co-ordinated with train drivers at Aslef.
“This latest strike will again mean very significant disruption for passengers, and we’ll be asking people to only travel if absolutely necessary due to the reduced service that will be in place.
“Full timetables for all upcoming strike days will be published in due course.”