The Rail, Maritime and Transport Trade Union (RMT) announced they’ve asked members to take strike action on Tuesday, 21 Thursday, 23 and Saturday, 25 June. The dates are the same across all train operators providing services for the Department for Transport (DfT) and Network Rail, and they coincide with strikes on the London Underground as well as Glastonbury Festival in the South West.
Network Rail are working on the impacts and GWR will issue a further update next week with more details about train services. They anticipate most rail services will be affected and will be advising customers to consider their plans and to check before they travel. Any train services that are operating are likely to be extremely busy.
Network Rail and Great Western Rail are committed to keep talking with Trade Union colleagues to work together for a sustainable railway for the future. They’re doing everything they can to avoid strike action on the railway. There are a few weeks until the first strike is planned and they’ll use this time to keep talking to unions and, through compromise and common sense on both sides, they hope to find a solution and avoid the damage that strike action would cause all involved.
You can read more about the strike action on the Network Rail website.