RMT members are to stage a contemporary strike on 2 June in a long-running dispute over pay, jobs and dealing circumstances.
The strike will see 20,000 practice managers, caterers and station employees all stroll off the job.
There shall be three rail strikes inside 4 days with Aslef practice drivers strolling out on 31 Might and three June, the day of the FA Cup remaining.
The federal government mentioned the RMT had gone “out of their manner” to make life tough for 1000’s.
The stoppages are additionally prone to trigger disruption for a lot of throughout the half time period faculty break.
The RMT mentioned no new proposals had been put ahead by the practice corporations for the reason that union’s final strike motion on 13 Might.
Normal secretary Mick Lynch mentioned the federal government was not permitting the Rail Supply Group (RDG) to make an improved provide within the nationwide dispute.
Business negotiators had been “blindsided” when the RMT turned down their newest provide in April. There was a confrontation over whether or not the RDG had gone again on its proposals – one thing it strongly denied.
On Thursday, the practice corporations’ group mentioned it had continued to face by its “truthful” proposal, and mentioned the RMT management had chosen to “to delay this dispute with out ever giving their members an opportunity to have a say on their very own provide”.
Aslef’s walkouts at the moment are extra disruptive than the RMT’s, as a result of settling the separate Community Rail dispute in March means signalling employees are not concerned.
Nevertheless, RMT members have backed strike motion doubtlessly into the Autumn.
The federal government and trade argue the railway is financially unsustainable, and dealing practices want to vary to allow a pay rise.
Unions argue jobs and circumstances are being attacked and the wage will increase on the desk are far under inflation.
“Ministers can not simply want this dispute away,” the RMT’s Mick Lynch mentioned.
On Thursday the federal government referred to as once more for the union to permit its members to have a vote on what it described because the “truthful and affordable provide” tabled by the RDG.
A spokesperson for the Division for Transport additionally mentioned: “It’s extraordinarily disappointing that for the second time in a month, RMT has determined to name strikes on the identical weekend as Aslef, going out of their approach to make travelling by practice to the FA Cup remaining, Epsom Derby and plenty of music live shows tougher for 1000’s of individuals.”
The 14 practice corporations affected by the RMT’s ongoing strike motion are: Chiltern Railways, Cross Nation Trains, Better Anglia, LNER, East Midlands Railway, c2c, Nice Western Railway, Northern Trains, South Japanese, South Western Railway, Transpennine Categorical, Avanti West Coast, West Midlands Trains and GTR (together with Gatwick Categorical)