network this week faces its biggest strike action in more than three decades in
a row over pay as soaring inflation erodes earnings.
More than 50,000 workers will take part in a three-day
Rail union the
RMT has said that more than 50,000 workers will take part in a three-day
national strike, according to International media reports.
The Rail Unions
argue that the strikes are necessary as wages have failed to keep pace with
inflation, which has hit a 40-year high.
The strikes are
planned for June 21st to June 24thin the biggest dispute on
Britain's railway network since 1989. Talks have not progressed as far as I had
hoped and so we must prepare for a needless national rail strike and the
damaging impact it will have according to spokesman of Network Rail, which
looks after the country's rail tracks.
accused of refusing to meet for further talks
Secretary Grant Shapps has accused union bosses of refusing to meet for further
talks last week and instead attending a protest march against the rising cost