UK music festivals hit by an encore of rail strikes

Night time view of music festival goers revelling in front of pyrotechnic display on stage
Sparks fly over latest rail strike. Night time view of music festival goers revelling in front of pyrotechnic display on stage. Valters Krontals / Flickr

Out on stage for the twenty-fourth time since last summer. The August Bank Holiday (public holiday) in England was put off key by another railway staff strike. On Saturday, approximately 20,000 rail staff trades unionists walked out for the day, in an action organised by the RMT union. The strike was the result of an ongoing dispute concerning pay settlements for workers, job security and conditions. The new issue of ticket office closures was also citied in the grievance.

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Author: Simon Walton

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UK music festivals hit by an encore of rail strikes

Night time view of music festival goers revelling in front of pyrotechnic display on stage
Sparks fly over latest rail strike. Night time view of music festival goers revelling in front of pyrotechnic display on stage. Valters Krontals / Flickr

Out on stage for the twenty-fourth time since last summer. The August Bank Holiday (public holiday) in England was put off key by another railway staff strike. On Saturday, approximately 20,000 rail staff trades unionists walked out for the day, in an action organised by the RMT union. The strike was the result of an ongoing dispute concerning pay settlements for workers, job security and conditions. The new issue of ticket office closures was also citied in the grievance.

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Author: Simon Walton

Simon Walton is UK correspondent for RailTech.com and Railfreight.com

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