Friday 23 September 2022 11:41 AM Now white-collar rail workers join in on October 1 train strike trends now

Friday 23 September 2022 11:41 AM Now white-collar rail workers join in on October 1 train strike trends now
Friday 23 September 2022 11:41 AM Now white-collar rail workers join in on October 1 train strike trends now

Friday 23 September 2022 11:41 AM Now white-collar rail workers join in on October 1 train strike trends now

Rail workers have announced they will join the October 1 train strike just moments after Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng pledged to stop union bosses shutting transport down.  

The Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA) said thousands of its members in Network Rail and a number of train operators will walk out on October 1 in the long-running dispute over pay, jobs and conditions.

The announcement was made soon after the Chancellor told MPs the Government is planning action to stop 'militant' trade unions closing down the transport system.

Britain's rail passengers will suffer more travel misery next month after drivers in the Aslef union at 12 train operators agreed to walk out on October 1 and 5.

Train operators have already started to suspend their ticket bookings on the days of strikes.

The Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA) said thousands of its members in Network Rail and a number of train operators will walk out on October 1 in the long-running dispute over pay, jobs and conditions. Pictured: Manuel Cortes, head of TSSA

The Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA) said thousands of its members in Network Rail and a number of train operators will walk out on October 1 in the long-running dispute over pay, jobs and conditions. Pictured: Manuel Cortes, head of TSSA

The strikes will affect travel to and from the Conservative party conference in Birmingham which is due to take place between October 2 and 5.

Runners hoping to get to London for the London Marathon on October 2 will also be impacted by the strikes as routes into and around the city will be affected.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union and Aslef are also striking on October 1, threatening a complete shutdown of the UK's rail system the day before the opening of the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham.

Aslef members are also striking on October 5, while the TSSA will hold further stoppages on October 5, 6 and 8.

The 12 companies taking part are: Avanti West Coast, Chiltern, Cross Country, Greater Anglia, Great Western Railways, Hull, LNER, London Overground, Northern, Southeastern, Transpennine Express and West Midlands Trains. 

Travel chaos is set to return on October 1 and 5 as train drivers from 12 train operating firms will walk out amid a pay dispute

Travel chaos is set to return on October 1 and 5 as train drivers from 12 train operating firms will walk out amid a pay dispute

The announcement was made soon after the Chancellor told MPs the Government is planning action to stop 'militant' trade unions closing down the transport system

The announcement was made soon after the Chancellor told MPs the Government is planning action to stop 'militant' trade

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