Rail strikes: RMT union announces wave of strike action before Christmas and in New Year after talks breakdown

A rail union has announced a fresh wave of 48 hour strikes set to cause travel misery in the run up to Christmas and in the New Year.Over 40,000 RMT members across Network Rail and 14 Train Operating Companies will take strike action on on 13, 14, 16 and 17 December and on January 3,4,6 and 7.There will also be an overtime ban across the railways from 18 December until 2 January, meaning RMT be taking industrial action for four weeks.The action is set to cause chaos on the country’s rail services over the festive period.