Rail strikes: Thousands more workers to vote on action

A spokesman for Network Rail said: “Positive pay talks were in full swing with a ‘no-strings’ pay offer of 2.5% on the table, with the potential for more if connected to productivity and efficiency gains, so this news is both premature and deeply disappointing.”

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