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Rail strikes suspended

Two rail strikes planned for June have been suspended after a revised pay offer was received.

Trade union RMT last week called on its members working for Network Rail to strike for 24 hours from 5pm Thursday 4 June, and then for 48 hours from 5pm Tuesday 9 June, in a dispute over pay and conditions for various groups of rail staff.

Talks took place between the two parties over the weekend, facilitated by conciliation service Acas, and resumed this morning.

RMT general secretary Mick Cash said today: “Following extensive Acas talks throughout the weekend, RMT has now received a revised offer that enables us to suspend the planned industrial action while we consult in full on the details of the revised package with our Network Rail representatives.”

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