The Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) have voted to continue with their strike action until “employers understand” they need to respond to their members.
Under the employment law, the union have to re-ballot their member after six months and a new wave of ballots showed there is overwhelming support to continue with strike action the RMT said.
14 train operataing firms and Network Rail had a turn out of 70.2% and more than 90% voted “yes” for strike action, meaning the strikes could last another six months.
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said, “The National Executive Committee will now look at these fantastic results and negotiations will continue with Network Rail and the train operating companies.
“This union is determined to continue with this campaign until the employers understand that they need to respond to our members’ aspirations on job security, pay and working conditions.”
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