Rail workers are set to strike across 14 train operating companies later this month.

The RMT union says that 20,000 members will walk out on 26 August and 2 September in a dispute over working conditions, pay and job security.

The union states that it has “been left with little choice” as it has not yet seen an “improved or revised offer from the Rail Delivery Group”.

The 14 train operating companies include:

  • Avanti West Coast
  • Chiltern Railways
  • Cross Country Trains
  • c2c
  • East Midlands Railway
  • Greater Anglia
  • Great Western Railway (GWR)
  • GTR (including Gatwick Express)
  • LNER
  • Northern Trains
  • South Eastern
  • South Western Railway
  • Transpennine Express
  • West Midlands Trains

RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said:

“The mood among our members remains solid and determined¬†in our national dispute over pay job security and working conditions.¬†We have had to call further strike action as we have received no improved or revised offer from the Rail Delivery Group.

“The reason for this is the government has not allowed them a fresh mandate on which discussions could be held. Our members and our union will continue fighting until we can reach a negotiated and just settlement.”

This comes just days after the Unite union announced plans for eight days of strike action at Gatwick airport:

New strikes at Gatwick to affect 45,000 passengers

rmt.org.uk