Workers from the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA) rail union in the UK are reportedly planning a strike in November over wages and job security.
The union members in Network Rail, which manages railway infrastructure in Britain, will conduct a strike on the 3, 5, and 7 November 2022.
Members working in other railway companies will walk out or initiate action short of a strike on the 3, 4, 7, and 8 November this year.
In a statement, the Department for Transport spokesperson was quoted by Bloomberg as saying that the latest strike announcement by the TSSA was ‘incredibly disappointing’.
He added: “We urge union bosses to reconsider this divisive action and instead work with employers, not against them, to agree a new way forward.”
This strike will coincide with the British trade union Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) strike scheduled for the 3 and 5 November.
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RMT union’s workers from Network Rail and 14 train operating companies will participate in the strike.
In August, London Underground and Overground transport workers went on a 24-hour strike over separate conflicts.
Tube workers staged a walkout over pension and job-related issues while overground workers employed by Arriva Rail London walked out on pay-related issues.
In June this year, rail workers across the UK commenced a nationwide strike over pay freezes and job cuts.