BREAKING: Rail workers will strike in June

Jonathan Brady/PA Wire
Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

The RMT union has announced that they are to go on strike next month.

A statement on their website said: “Members will be taking 24 hours of strike action from 5pm on Thursday June 4 through to 4.59pm on Friday June 5 in the current dispute over pay and jobs at Network Rail, with a further 48 hours of action from 5pm On Tuesday June 9 to 4.59pm on Thursday June 11.

“In addition there will be action short of a strike from 00.01 Saturday June 6 to 23.59 on Friday June 12.”

The announcement comes just days after a strike planned for Bank Holiday Monday was suspended.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport had warned that train services would be at a standstill.