Socialist Worker

Rail round-up

Issue No. 2006

Train drivers in the RMT and Aslef unions across the whole of South West Trains are balloting for action following the use of managers to drive trains during recent strikes at Waterloo station.

Workers at Waterloo took four days of action over the rights to take a taxi home after a shift ending in the early morning or late at night.

The RMT rail workers’ union suspended strike action by 5,000 Network Rail signalling and operational staff set for Tuesday and Wednesday of this week after management made a new offer.

The union says Network Rail’s new offer would mean a combined increase in basic rates totalling 11 percent between April this year and April 2007, a shorter working week and more holidays without strings.

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Sat 24 Jun 2006, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 2006
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