Last ditch rail strike talks today
TALKS continue today between union bosses and National Express East Anglia, as striking rail workers threaten another two-day walk out.The 11th-hour talks are being held in an attempt to resolve an ongoing feud over pay and conditions and avoid a third 48-hour strike.
TALKS continue today between union bosses and National Express East Anglia, as striking rail workers threaten another two-day walk out.
The 11th-hour talks are being held in an attempt to resolve an ongoing feud over pay and conditions and avoid a third 48-hour strike.
If discussions break down, services will again be affected between London and East Anglia, meaning more disruption for commuters.
Striking train drivers from Aslef and the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT) were this week joined by booking clerks from the Transport Salaried Staff Association.
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A fourth strike is planned for Thursday and Friday next week if a resolution cannot be met today.
National Express managers have already made it clear what they think of 'unreasonable' union demands.
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The rail operator said that the �1,000-a-year pay increase sought by Aslef would take average earnings to more than �42,000.
In the event of another walk out, most services will be out of action tomorrow and Friday.