Rail unions considering ‘updated’ offer from train firms but ‘no decision’ taken yet as more disruption looms

Leaders of the largest rail staff union are contemplating an “up to date” provide from prepare firms aimed toward resolving the long-running dispute over jobs, pay and circumstances.

The transfer by the Rail Supply Group (RDG) follows weeks of talks in a bid to interrupt the impasse.

The Rail Maritime and Transport union (RMT) has held a collection of strikes stretching again to final summer time which precipitated journey disruption for passengers throughout the nation.

An RMT spokesperson mentioned: “We now have obtained an up to date provide from the RDG and our NEC (nationwide government committee) is contemplating its contents.

“No determination on any subsequent steps has been taken.”

A spokesperson for the Rail Supply Group mentioned: “Following additional constructive joint discussions with the RMT management, we have now put ahead a good revised provide which makes essential clarifications and reassurances, particularly round job phrases and circumstances for our staff.

“Our ambition stays to safe long-term, rewarding careers for our folks, a greater service for passengers and a railway that takes not more than its justifiable share from the taxpayer.

“Our hope is that the RMT government will put this proposal to its full prepare working firm membership and permit them a say on the deal, so we are able to finish this dispute and work collectively to ship a robust future for Britain’s railway and all those that work on it.”

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