Breakthrough in British strike negotiations has festive benefits

Empty tracks at Manchester Piccadilly station
Manchester Piccadillly empty platforms during June 2022 strikes 2022, Network Rail

It may not be peace. It certainly isn’t love. It is however a memorandum of understanding which would pause any strike action until after christmas. They may not be shaking hands on a deal, but the main union and the representatives of the employers are, at least for now, not firing salvos of rhetoric at each other. A breakthrough offer has been made, and a breakthrough offer to consult the membership may just yet put an end to the longest running industrial dispute in the history of the British railway industry. Only, it’s not over yet.

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Author: Simon Walton

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

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Breakthrough in British strike negotiations has festive benefits

Empty tracks at Manchester Piccadilly station
Manchester Piccadillly empty platforms during June 2022 strikes 2022, Network Rail

It may not be peace. It certainly isn’t love. It is however a memorandum of understanding which would pause any strike action until after christmas. They may not be shaking hands on a deal, but the main union and the representatives of the employers are, at least for now, not firing salvos of rhetoric at each other. A breakthrough offer has been made, and a breakthrough offer to consult the membership may just yet put an end to the longest running industrial dispute in the history of the British railway industry. Only, it’s not over yet.

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Author: Simon Walton

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

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