Towards the end of the month England rail strike ? The RMT union announced on Monday it had accepted an offer to increase pay for its members working on the railways. On the other hand, those who work in railway companies are still uncompromising and continue their social movement.
Rail union RMT points out that its 20,000 members voted by a “three to one” majority for state-owned Network Rail’s new “enhanced” offer. The agreement, which covers jobs and working conditions, offers wage increases ranging from 14.4% for the lowest to 9.2% for the highest.
The case is still pending with the railway companies
RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch believes “ Strike action The inspiring unity and determination of our members won us a new offer and the case with Network Rail was closed. “We were told there would be 3,000 layoffs. “Probably not now,” he said. However, he notes that the dispute with the railway companies is still ongoing and is calling on the government to help negotiate a compromise ahead of new strikes scheduled for March 30 and April 1.
Transport Minister Mark Harper said the deal was “good news”, with pay rises of 5% in the first year and 4% in the following year, with big increases for the lowest paid. However, he lamented that RMT members working in railway companies do not have a “voting opportunity” on an equal offer.
At the end of February, TSSA, another transport union, accepted a wage offer and withdrew from a strike in the sector. The United Kingdom shook from Repeated strikes for months Inflation is over 10% in many sectors.
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