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Another rail strike date to add to the diary in June

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The RMT confirmed members will walk out on Friday 2 June over a continuing pay dispute.

An estimated 20,000 RMT members working for 14 train companies will stage strike action on Friday 2 June.

This includes those working in catering, as well as train managers and station staff at these train companies:

The Chiltern Railways, Cross Country Trains, Greater Anglia, LNER, East Midlands Railway, c2c, Great Western Railway, Northern Trains, South Eastern, South Western Railway, Transpennine Express, Avanti West Coast, West Midlands Trains and GTR (including Gatwick Express).

It comes after RMT members walked out just last week on Saturday 13 May – the date of the Eurovision final held in Liverpool.

The RMT said the previous pay and conditions offer tabled by the rail Delivery Group (RDG) was “unacceptable” and despite contact between the parties since last week’s strike action, “no new proposals have been formulated for the RMT to consider”.

The strike action in June will affect train services throughout the country, with passengers affected by walk-outs from other transport unions around the same time:

  • Wednesday 24 May: TSSA members
  • Wednesday 31 May: ASLEF members
  • Saturday 3 June: ASLEF members

See’s When are the next rail strikes and which lines will be impacted? for more information.

‘Campaign to win negotiated settlement’

RMT general secretary, Mick Lynch, said: “The Government is once again not allowing the Rail Delivery Group to make an improved offer that we can consider.

“Therefore, we have to pursue our industrial campaign to win a negotiated settlement on jobs, pay and conditions. Ministers cannot just wish this dispute away.

“They underestimate the strength of feeling of our members who have just given us a new six-month strike mandate. They continue to support the campaign and the action and are determined to see this through until we get an acceptable resolution. 

“The Government now needs to unlock the RDG and allow them to make an offer that can be put to a referendum of our members.”

Related: Your right to a refund if travel is affected by train strikes

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