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Strike Ballot At Network Rail

26 July 2016

A strike ballot by key senior maintenance engineers could lead to disruption and delays at Network Rail during late August, the TSSA warned today.

Around 250 engineers will vote between August 2 and 15 to decide if they will strike in a row over payments for out of hours on call standby duties.

Manuel Cortes, union General Secretary, said :

"Our members do a very important job, often attending incidents in the middle of the night, but they do not receive the proper reward for their professionalism.

"Their importance to keeping the network running 24/7 is huge and we want some recognition for that from management.

"We hope that last ditch talks this week may still resolve the issue but if they don't, a dispute looks inevitable with all the disruption that will follow."


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