The RMT union have called off planned strikes at Network Rail on March 16th after accepting new pay offer.
This surprise growth is a huge step in a long running dispute between the rail workers and the rail industry. RMT union members will have a referendum over the new updated pay offer. Union members will vote on the offer but the national executive hasn’t issued a recommendation on whether members should accept or reject the offer.
But as things still stand, rail workers at 14 train operating companies will still strike on the 16,18 and 30 march and 1st April. But as Network Rail won’t join them the disruption won’t be on the same scale, it will just depend on the company.
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: “Network Rail have made a new and improved offer and now our members will decide whether to accept it”.