Tuesday 28 June 2022 01:00 AM Almost a quarter of train staff defied picket lines and turned up for work ... trends now

Tuesday 28 June 2022 01:00 AM Almost a quarter of train staff defied picket lines and turned up for work ... trends now
Tuesday 28 June 2022 01:00 AM Almost a quarter of train staff defied picket lines and turned up for work ... trends now

Tuesday 28 June 2022 01:00 AM Almost a quarter of train staff defied picket lines and turned up for work ... trends now

Almost a quarter of train staff defied picket lines and turned up for work to keep Britain moving during strike, data shows Over one in five Network Rail Track workers clocked in on the first strike day  Around a fifth of workers clocked in across the three days of walkouts  The RMT Union boss said that turnout at picket lines ‘exceeded expectations’ Talks between the RMT and Network Rail are continuing

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Union barons were mocked yesterday as it emerged nearly a quarter of rail staff defied them by turning up for work during one strike last week.

Figures seen by the Daily Mail show 29 per cent of Network Rail track workers and 18 per cent of operations staff, mostly signallers, clocked in on Thursday – or 24 per cent overall.

More than one in five (21 per cent) clocked in last Tuesday, the first strike day, including 24 per cent of track workers. Around a fifth clocked in across three days of walkouts.

Figures show 29 per cent of Network Rail track workers and 18 per cent of operations staff, mostly signallers, clocked in on Thursday – 24 per cent overall

Figures show 29 per cent of Network Rail track workers and 18 per cent of operations staff, mostly signallers, clocked in on Thursday – 24 per cent overall

It undermines claims by the militant RMT union’s boss, Mick Lynch, that turnout at picket lines was ‘fantastic and exceeded expectations’.

Andrew Haines, Network Rail chief executive, said: ‘About 20 per cent of people in grades represented by the RMT turned up for work... which we think is quite remarkable.

Chaos was largely avoided last week thanks in part to the number who turned up for work, with as many as half of trains running on key inter-city routes such as the East Coast and West Coast main lines, which connect London with cities in the north and midlands.

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