Chaos for holidaymakers heading on Bank Holiday escape as train strikes WILL go ahead tomorrow | The Sun

MORE train strikes WILL go ahead tomorrow causing chaos across the country – the RMT union has said.

Bank holiday travellers will face utter chaos getting away as 20,000 members will strike Saturday across 14 train operating companies.

The hardline union blamed the Rail Delivery Group for bringing forward no new proposals to break a deadlock over pay in their year and a half long row.

The RMT are also scheduled to take strike action on September 2 if no further progress is made. 

They are also furious at ministers for announcing the closure of nearly every single ticket office in the country – in a bid to push down costs.

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RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: “The government is not serious about settling this dispute which is leading to further disruption for passengers. 

“Rail operators are not being given a mandate to make a new offer that we can put to members in a referendum to settle this dispute.

“Meanwhile, our campaign to save ticket offices will reach new levels with a rally outside Parliament on the 31st of August, where we will tell ministers in no uncertain terms that ticket offices must be kept open and our communities preserved.

“Our industrial campaign will continue as long as it takes to get a negotiated settlement, and to save as many ticket offices as possible.

“RMT members remain committed to winning a pay rise, securing their future employment and maintaining good working conditions. 

"And they have shown tremendous resolve in the face of a government that is playing politics and refusing to do a deal.”

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