Train passengers in the United Kingdom can also likely expect disruption during the Christmas weekend. Earlier, unions announced various strikes moments in December and January.
Still, the British PA Media writes the railway employees also threaten to stop working from Saturday evening, December 24, to Tuesday, December 27.
Next week, more than 40,000 members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport trade union and 14 railway companies may go on strike due to deep-seated dissatisfaction with jobs, pay and working conditions.
RMT Secretary Mick Lynch said it was unfortunate that the union was “forced to take this action by the continued intransigence of the employers”. Consultations with employers’ organization Rail Delivery Group are still scheduled for today/Tuesday. Lynch said the union is open to this, but “certainly they will not bow to pressure from employers and government at the expense of members”.
Another trade union, the Transport Salaried Staffs Association, has called off previously announced strikes. On Monday, the union announced that it had received a “last and good offer” after talks with the employer. Members of the TSSA will vote next week on whether or not to accept the offer.