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TSSA votes to strike over pay at Network Rail

15 May 2015

A second rail union, the TSSA, has voted in favour of a strike and action short of a strike at Network Rail, it was announced today.

Its 3,000 members in the effected group voted to strike in the row over a four year pay offer from the state owned infrastructure firm which looks after all tracks, stations and signals.

Union general secretary Manuel Cortes said: "Our members are clearly very angry over the four year pay offer and particularly the one off £500 payment for this year which would mean them falling behind the cost of living.

"The last three years with RPI increases mean they would keep ahead with the cost of living. That is also what we want to see for this year as well.

"We are involved in talks to avert a dispute and we hope those talks succeed. No one wants to see a Bank Holiday weekend disrupted for millions of passengers."

The voting figures for strike action were 53%

The voting figures for action short of a strike were 79%

The turnout was 52%

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