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Concerns over RMT strike announcement

Network Rail workers are to stage a 24-hour strike from 5pm on bank holiday Monday in a row over pay.

The UK-wide action will see signallers, maintenance staff and station workers, walk out from 25 May on the busy holiday weekend, in the first UK-wide rail strike in 20 years.

Following the RMT’s decision, David Leam, Infrastructure Director at London First, said:

“This rail strike is a real concern. Every morning, over half a million people travel by rail into London. Many of those people have no alternative journey option and will be forced to stay home. That’s bad for business – and particularly bad for those workers unable to work remotely, many of whom will be on lower incomes.

“In the longer term, industrial action of this nature can only be a drag on London’s reputation as a global business hub.”

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