RMT Union announce further strike dates for Christmas period
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The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers has revealed additional strike dates set to affect the UK over Christmas.
Already, rail strikes - and also bus strikes - have been in full-swing across the UK.
However, prepare for your Christmas plans to become even more difficult to achieve as the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) has announced its adding further dates to its strike.
The strikes were then expected to pause over the week of Christmas, before continuing on 3, 4, 6 and 7 January.
Alas, prepare to weep tears of sorrow - or maybe happiness - at the prospect of not making it back down to your family for the big day, because 24, 25, 26 and 27 December will also now be affected by strikes.
Rail union members working at Network Rail are reported to be told by the RMT to stop working from 6:00pm on the 24 December to 6:00am on 27 December, as per The Mirror.
The additional dates come in response to train companies 'very poor' offer to RMT of increasing workers' pay for the years 2022 and 2023 by four percent - an offer the RMT swiftly rejected.
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch resolved that the union has 'no choice' but to continue to strike.
He said: "Our members simply aren't in the position - [from] the feedback that we've had - to accept the changes that the companies have put on the table. So the action will go ahead.
"We remain open to discussion with the companies, they know what needs to be done to get this dispute progressed, but at the moment, we've not gotten the means to a solution."