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Rmt Union Planned Rail Strike 6Th-9Th June 2010


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We may all get a potentially longer easter break if the RMT Union rail strike goes ahead next week tuesday, so im just wondering how many of you will be affected ie; work, holiday plans?

16:00 Officially update from the high court that National Rail have won the injunction against the RMT over the above sheduled strike action. So you can relax now, topic over.

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We may all get a potentially longer easter break if the RMT Union rail strike goes ahead next week tuesday, so im just wondering how many of you will be affected ie; work, holiday plans?

I wont be affected by this, as it's during my Easter break.

But I do work for Network Rail, I wont be on stirke as I'm a first year apprentice. The RMT union members reasons for going on strike are pretty rediculous. The staff are all set in their way's. Network Rail want to change shift's to help bring a 1970's railway upto the standard of a 21st century railway. They want less train services effected during engineering works and less buses to be used in the process- allowing more people to travel by train and be inconvienienced less.

Network Rail is aiming to run a 7 day railway with each day treated like a week day, so Sunday services will eventually become a thing of the past.

Unfortunately the signal engineers and maintenance teams don't see this as such as positive thing, and therefore have chosen to strike.

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I guess we'll find out later today when Network Rail are due to find out at the high court weather or not they have succeeded in getting an injunction on the RMT that their vote to strike is invalided due to inaccuracies in their ballots.

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I'll be affected. By how much I don't know yet, but apparently my line is going from 5 trains per hour down to 1. Those 5 are packed at the best of times, let alone cramming them all onto 1 train. It's a shitter but I'll just get on with it as usual (Y)

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I think you will also find is due to Network Rail trying to cut costs. They are making a lot of reduncys and thats why they are striking. I work for one of there big contractors and they have alread forced a lot of reduncys in my depot due to cost cutting.

The sad thing is it it will take a major rail incident before the goverment realise they have to put the money into railway, at the end of the day there is a lot of people traveling on trains every day and and i hope a train does not comes off because there was not enough staff to maintain the tracks properly.

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No she won't, because Network Rail have just won the injunction at the high court so the strike wont happen unless the RMT union appeal (looks unlikely at the mo they'll just do another ballot in the future). Watching the live footage at the high court, Bob Crow doesn't look happy toddling around in circles :lol:

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No she won't, because Network Rail have just won the injunction at the high court so the strike wont happen unless the RMT union appeal (looks unlikely at the mo they'll just do another ballot in the future). Watching the live footage at the high court, Bob Crow doesn't look happy toddling around in circles :lol:

:dance: yay!!

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I still don't understand how a court can say a strike can't happen? Surely if everyone walks out they are powerless?

Either way i'm so glad this is cancelled i didn't fancy driving to work all next week.

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