ommuters face additional distress subsequent month after one other rail strike was introduced, persevering with the wave of commercial motion sweeping the nation.
The Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) introduced that 40,000 of its members at Community Rail and 15 prepare operators will stroll out on October 8.
Rail strikes are already deliberate on October 1 and 5, threatening contemporary journey chaos for passengers.
RMT normal secretary Mick Lynch mentioned it was encouraging that the brand new Transport Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan had met the union.
“We welcome this extra optimistic strategy from the federal government to have interaction with us as a primary step to discovering an appropriate settlement.
“Nonetheless, as no new provide has been tabled, our members haven’t any alternative however to proceed this strike motion.
“We are going to proceed to barter in good religion, however the employers and authorities want to grasp our industrial marketing campaign will proceed for so long as it takes,” he mentioned.
The affected prepare corporations are Chiltern Railways, Cross Nation Trains, Better Anglia, LNER, East Midlands Railway, c2c, Nice Western Railway, Hull Trains, Northern Trains, South Jap, South Western Railway, Transpennine Specific, Avanti West Coast, West Midlands Trains.
The RMT had already beforehand introduced a walkout for October 1, probably disrupting journey to the governing Conservative Celebration’s convention in Birmingham in central England which begins on October 2.