McLoughlin welcomes strike suspension

Planned strike action by the RMT and TSSA unions on May 25/26 has been cancelled.

Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin welcomed the announcement. He said: “I am very pleased that the unions have made a decision to suspend their planned action.

“Passengers right across the country will welcome this news and the knowledge that the extensive disruption threatening the Bank Holiday and the return to work on Tuesday has been averted.

“The government has been working closely with transport operators, Highways England and local government on preparations to help manage the impact a national rail strike would have had on the network. We all welcome this news.”

  • For more on the strike, read RAIL 775, published on May 27.
  • For in-depth reporting on the strike and what caused the suspension, read RAIL 776, published on June 10.

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