Travel chaos to CONTINUE as RMT workers vote to extend strike action

Members of the RMT have voted to continue taking industrial action
Members of the RMT have voted to continue taking industrial action

The RMT have been taking action in recent months in a long-running dispute over jobs, pay and conditions

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Railway workers have voted to continue taking industrial action in their long-running dispute over pay, jobs and conditions.

The Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) said a fresh ballot of its members showed overwhelming support to carry on with action.

Under employment law, the union had to re-ballot its members six months after a previous vote.

RMT strikes are set to continue
RMT strikes are set to continue

The RMT announced on Wednesday that across both National Rail and 14 train operating companies, the average turnout for the vote was 70.2 percent.

While of that number, a total of 91.7 per cent voted to continue the action.

In a statement, the rail union said: "It means RMT members in these areas will be able to take strike action for potentially another 6-month period.

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.

Mick Lynch
Mick Lynch

“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."