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Acas: Network Rail strikes called off

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.

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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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