RMT Press Office:
Railway workers on Network Rail and 14 train operating companies will take strike action on October 1st in a row over job security, pay and working conditions.
The 24-hour action which will bring the railway to an effective standstill, comes after the union received no further offers from the rail industry to help come to a negotiated settlement.
In separate disputes, Arriva Rail London members, Hull Trains and bus workers at First Group Southwest will also take strike action on October 1st.
With workers struggling to cope with the escalating cost of living crisis, October 1st is set to see strikes by a number of unions in various industries.
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: “Transport workers are joining a wave of strike action on October 1st, sending a clear message to the government and employers that working people will not accept continued attacks on pay and working conditions at a time when big business profits are at an all-time high.
”The Summer of Solidarity we have seen will continue into the Autumn and Winter if employers and the government continue to refuse workers reasonable demands.
“We want a settlement to these disputes where our members and their families can get a square deal. And we will not rest until we get a satisfactory outcome.”
The national rail dispute will see strike action on:
Cross Country Trains
East Midlands Railway,
Avanti West Coast,
West Midlands Trains
GTR (including Gatwick Express
There are also separate strikes on October 1st involving:
First Bus South West (Somerset)
First Bus South West (Kernow Cornwall)
Arriva Rail London
Carlisle Support Services (Revenue Security Officers on the Arriva Rail London contract)