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05 August 2022 - 14:16

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! The summer of strikes is nowhere near over, and railway workers are set to walk out again.Unions have organised their members to stage the walkout after criticising Network Rail’s “paltry” pay offers, and are seeking rises in line with inflation amid the cost of living crisis.The strikes included a record breaking protest in June, when 40,000 people walked out.So what is coming up? Here’s everything you need to know.When are the next strikes and who is striking?Aslef union members at eight train operators staged their most recent strike on Saturday 30 July after talks broke down over pay.They will hold another one on Saturday 13 August, involving train drivers at nine rail companies:Avanti West Coast CrossCountryGreater AngliaGreat Western RailwayHull TrainsLNERLondon OvergroundSoutheasternWest Midlands TrainsThe Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) is also staging strikes for Thursday 18 August and Saturday 20 August.These major walkouts are expected to include 40,000 workers – around 20,000 from Network Rail, including signalling and track maintenance workers – and the remainder from 14 train operating companies.This means the scale of disruption is likely to be similar to the debilitating walkouts in June, which involved 13 operators – here are the companies involved:Chiltern RailwaysCross Country TrainsGreater AngliaLNEREast Midlands Railwayc2cGreat Western RailwayNorthern TrainsSouth EasternSouth Western RailwayTransPennine ExpressAvanti West CoastWest Midlands TrainsGTR (including Gatwick Express)London OvergroundGreat Western RailwayHull TrainsLondon Northwestern RailwayIt emerged this week that workers employed by Network Rail (NR) in the electric control room and represented by Unite will join the others on August 18 and 20.They are based in Brighton, East Sussex; York; Paddock Wood, Kent; Raynes Park, south London; Romford, Essex and Selhurst Road, south London.General secretary Sharon Graham said: “Our members played a crucial role in keeping the rail network functioning throughout the pandemic, ensuring that essential workers and goods could be transported.More from NewsEnergy bills are now incomprehensible – people cannot afford £500 a month05 August, 2022Meaning behind Ashura, when it falls in 2022 and fasting rules explained05 August, 2022Ukrainian children at risk of exploitation as Homes for Ukraine opens to minors, warn experts05 August, 2022“The thanks they get for their sacrifices from their employers is a derisory offer that amounts to a kick in the teeth.“Unite is entirely dedicated to defending the jobs, pay and conditions of its members.“Our members at Network Rail will receive the union’s total support until this dispute is resolved and the workers receive a fair pay deal.”The Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA) also said thousands of its members will strike on the same dates.The TSSA said it served notice after asking NR asked for “clear assurances and clarity” on job security but it has not been given.

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.“Our members are simply asking for basic fair treatment: not to be sacked from their jobs, a fair pay rise in the face of a cost-of-living-crisis and no race to the bottom on terms and conditions.“No-one takes strike action lightly, but we have been left with little choice. Our general grades and controllers are a force to be reckoned with. Without them the rail network does not run, it is that simple.“Sadly, it now looks as though we are about to see yet more disruption on our railways this summer. It’s time bosses at the company told the Government they must get a grip.“Our door remains open but only if there is a meaningful offer on the table which will give our members the fair deal they deserve for keeping our rail network safe every day of the year.”When are the next Tube strikes?Workers on the London Underground are set to stage a 24-hour strike on Friday 19 August.The RMT union said the walkout has been prompted by TfL’s “refusal” to share details of a draft government proposal for funding the transport system. Strikes will take place across the UK (Photo: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty)RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: “Our members will once again take to picket lines in this important dispute over pensions, jobs and conditions.“They have been messed around by TfL and Mayor Sadiq Khan. And to add insult to injury, they have not seen the detail of this funding letter from government.“Unless there can be assurances made about jobs, pensions and detrimental changes to working conditions, then our strike on 19 August will go ahead.”More on StrikesWhether there are train strikes this weekend and dates for the next action in August05 August, 2022When the next train strikes are and full list of dates for August01 August, 2022Train driver strike brings more chaos as unions accuse Shapps of 'lying' about negotiations30 July, 2022

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