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Network Rail hopeful deal can be agreed

Network Rail chief executive Mark Carne has said he is hopeful a deal can be agreed with workers.

I am very pleased that the industrial action has been suspended. With Acas's help, we have had very constructive talks with the unions over the weekend and I hope they will be able to agree this deal.

– Network Rail chief executive Mark Carne

RMT to consult on revised offer from Network Rail

The RMT union has called off a potential strike and will discuss the details of a new revised package.

The new offer from Network Rail which has led to the cancellation of planned strikes involves a 2% pay rise this year, RPI next year, a job security package and efficiency savings, according to sources.

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.

– RMT general secretary Mick Cash

Planned Network Rail strike called off

Planned Network Rail strike called off Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

A planned 24-hour strike by Network Rail workers from 5pm on Thursday and a 48-hour strike next week have been called off, said arbitration service Acas.

Talks to avoid this week's planned rail strike ongoing

Talks between rail bosses and RMT members to avoid a potential strike this week have resumed this morning.

Members of the union are threatening a 24-hour from 5pm this Thursday and 48 hours the following week after a new pay deal was rejected.

It comes after a 24-hour strike over the May Bank Holiday weekend was called off at the final hour by rail union the TSSA after a pay deal was struck.

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Talks to avert national rail strike resume for third day

Talks aimed at averting strikes by rail workers in a dispute over pay have resumed for a third day after they were adjourned last night.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union at Network Rail are due to walk out for 24 hours from next Thursday evening and 48 hours the following week, threatening travel chaos after a new pay offer was rejected.

The two sides agreed to meet at the conciliation service Acas to try to resolve the dispute and avert strike action Credit: PA

The workers, including signallers and maintenance staff, are also planning to ban overtime from June 6-12.

Mick Cash, general secretary of the RMT said it is "fully committed to achieving a negotiated settlement and will be available in London for discussions for the whole weekend and beyond in order to achieve a settlement."

Talks to avoid a national rail strike set to resume

Talks aimed at preventing rail workers striking in a dispute over pay are set to go into a third day today.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union at Network Rail (NR) are due to walk out for 24 hours from next Thursday evening and 48 hours the following week, threatening travel chaos after a new pay offer was rejected.

RMT and Network Rail members are due to walk out. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

The two sides agreed to meet at the conciliation service Acas to try to resolve the dispute and avert strike action. The talks were adjourned last night for a second day and will resume later today.

The workers, including signallers and maintenance staff, are also planning to ban overtime from June 6-12.

Talks set to resume over national rail strike

Talks are to resume tomorrow with members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union at Network Rail (NR) due to walk out for 24 hours from next Thursday evening and 48 hours the following week, threatening travel chaos after a new pay offer was rejected.

Talks set to resume over national rail strike. Credit: PA

The two sides agreed to meet at the conciliation service Acas to try to resolve the dispute and avert strike action. The talks were adjourned last night, resumed today and will start again tomorrow. The workers, including signallers and maintenance staff, are also planning to ban overtime from June 6-12.

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