Rail Strike: Staff At Nine Companies To Stage 24-hour Walkout In September

Staff at nine train companies will hold a country wide 24-hour strike in September.Rail union TSSA said the walkout will coincide with the Labour Party’s annual conference in Liverpool on September 26 and 27.The companies involved include Avanti West Coast, c2c, CrossCountry, East Midlands Railway, Great Western Railway, LNER and Southeastern as well as Network Rail General Grades (Bands 5-8) and Controllers.Staff have called for industrial action in an ongoing dispute over pay, job security and conditions.They rejected a 2 per cent offer earlier this summer.