Train strike for Monday and Tuesday has been called off

Train strike called off
Train strike called off

Rail unions have called off a planned strike for next Monday, a national bank holiday and Tuesday after receiving a “revised offer” from Network Rail.

Members of the RMT and TSSA unions were due to walk out for 24 hours from 5pm on Monday in a row over pay and working conditions.

The TSSA was the first to call off the action, followed by the RMT.

Some cancelled train services on Monday and Tuesday should now be reinstated but it’s not clear yet to what extent.

Virgin trains tweeted: “As a result of planned industrial action being cancelled, the original timetabled services have been reinstated for May 25 and 26.”

Union negotiators had been involved in four days of talks with Network Rail at conciliation service Acas.

RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT has received a revised offer that enables us to suspend the planned industrial action while we consult in full with our Network Rail representatives.”

Manuel Cortes, general secretary of the TSSA, said: “Our negotiating team at Acas has received a revised offer from Network Rail.

“As a result of this, they have suspended the planned industrial action, pending the outcome of a meeting of our workplace representatives next week.”