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UK rail workers to strike on July 27 after rejecting ‘paltry’ pay offer

Railway workers in the UK will go on a further 24-hour strike later this month, after the RMT union rejected a “meager” wage offer from the industry and promised to continue the controversy “for as long as it takes”.

The union said crews all over the railway network and railway operating companies would take over Industrial operation For a single day on Wednesday, July 27, in the last disruption that will hit the summer network.

The train network was halted across many parts of the country when the RMT staged a wave of strikes last month, and even the busiest lines managed to operate only about a fifth of the services.

The RMT said it would talk to two other unions whose members also voted in favor of strikes, which would raise the potential for coordinated industrial action causing disruption for several days.

Laslef, the drivers’ union, and TSSA, which represents executives and supervisors, both have mandate to strike after drafting separate ballots, but have yet to announce when their team will leave.

In a decision to strike again, the RMT rejected a wage offer of more than 5% from a rail network. The proposal did not include mandatory dismissals but was conditioned on far-reaching reforms.

Mick Lynch, RMT’s secretary general, said: “The proposal from Network Rail represents a real pay cut for our members and the meager amount is conditional on RMT members agreeing to drastic changes in their working lives.”

Companies operating the trains were “stubborn” and had not yet submitted a formal wage offer, the RMT said.

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