11 August 2023
RMT Press Office
20,000 RMT members working on every grade of the train operating companies will take further strike action in the national dispute over working conditions, pay and job security.
All members involved in the dispute are to take strike action and NOT BOOK ON for any shifts between:
- 0001 and 2359 hrs on Saturday 26th August 2023
- 0001 and 2359 hrs on Saturday 2nd September 2023
The union has been left with little choice but to take further action as the union has seen no improved or revised offer from the Rail Delivery Group.
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said:
"The mood among our members remains solid and determined in our national dispute over pay, job security and working conditions.
“We have had to call further strike action as we have received no improved or revised offer from the Rail Delivery Group.
“The reason for this is the government has not allowed them a fresh mandate on which discussions could be held.
“Our members and our union will continue fighting until we can reach a negotiated and just settlement."
The 14 train operating companies are as follows:
Cross Country Trains
East Midlands Railway,
Great Western Railway,
South Western Railway
Avanti West Coast,
West Midlands Trains
GTR (including Gatwick Express)