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Rail strikes averted as RMT members end long running dispute

by LLB staff reporter
30th Nov 23 1:10 pm

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union have voted to accept a pay deal to end the long-running dispute.

RMT members have agreed a pay rise of 5% for 2022-2023 with job securities and conditions.

RMT General secretary Mick Lynch said: “Our members have spoken in huge numbers to accept this offer and I want to congratulate them on their steadfastness in this long industrial campaign.

“We will be negotiating further with the train operators over reforms they want to see. And we will never shy away from vigorously defending our members terms and conditions, now or in the future.

“This campaign shows that sustained strike action and unity gets results and our members should be proud of the role they have played in securing this deal.”

Transport Secretary Mark Harper said, “It remains the case that the train drivers’ union ASLEF continue to block their members from having a say on the offer that would take train drivers’ median salaries from £60,000 to £65,000 for a 35-hour, 4-day week – ASLEF should follow the RMT’s lead and give their members a say.”

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