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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 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.

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