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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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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

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