Train strike dates 2022: When are the next strikes in August?
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Rail unions Aslef and the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) are due to stage more strikes this month in response to what they’ve described as Network Rail’s “paltry” pay offers. The planned industrial action will see over 40,000 workers from Network Rail and 14 other train companies walk out for 24 hours on three days, while TfL workers will walk out on one.
Mick Whelan, general secretary of Aslef said: “Strikes are always the last resort. We don’t want to inconvenience passengers – our friends and families use public transport, too – and we don’t want to lose money by going on strike.
“But we’ve been forced into this position by the companies, who say they have been driven to this by the Tory government.
“Many of our members – who were the men and women who moved key workers and goods around the country during the pandemic – have not had a pay rise since 2019.”
Mr Whelan added: “It’s not unreasonable to ask your employer to make sure you’re not worse off for three years in a row.
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