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Strike action to wipe out most train services across Great Britain on 1 October – The Guardian

Network Rail has advised passengers not to effort to question adjacent Saturday erstwhile coordinated concern action volition hitch retired astir bid services crossed Great Britain, arsenic a 3rd obstruction national confirmed it would articulation the strike.

Train drivers successful Aslef and signallers and unit successful the RMT national volition locomotion retired for 24 hours connected 1 October astatine the commencement of the Conservative conference. They volition beryllium joined by members of the TSSA astatine Network Rail and 11 bid operating companies. Some Network Rail power-supply unit successful Unite volition besides strike.

Only astir 11% of services volition tally connected 1 October, Network Rail said, with back-up unit moving a skeleton work erstwhile the RMT and Aslef rank onslaught connected the aforesaid time for the archetypal time.

The obstruction manufacture said passengers should besides lone question if perfectly indispensable connected 5 and 8 October, erstwhile archetypal Aslef and past the RMT volition signifier further strikes successful the bitter quality implicit wage and changes to working.

Some aboriginal greeting disruption is predicted connected the days aft each strike.

Network Rail’s main executive, Andrew Haines, said: “Our efforts to avert this disruption person unluckily been successful vain, truthful we’re asking passengers to lone question if perfectly indispensable connected onslaught days. Those who indispensable question should expect disruption and marque definite they cheque erstwhile their past bid volition depart.”

Any breakthrough successful talks to caput disconnected the astir aggravated disruption to day appears little apt aft Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-budget connected Friday. The authorities pledged to present minimum work levels during transport strikes, binding obstruction unions to guarantee trains proceed to tally and nullifying their effectiveness. The RMT said the moves would enrage members.

The Rail Delivery Group said the strikes were “unnecessary and damaging” and would deed important events including the London Marathon.

Passengers affected tin usage immoderate pre-booked tickets connected alternate days, alteration their tickets oregon get a refund, the RDG said.

A further RMT onslaught connected ScotRail connected 10 October volition origin important disruption to trains connected the past time of the SNP’s yearly league successful Aberdeen.

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