Rail union calls off industrial action

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The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers has today (October 3) confirmed that all industrial action being taken by its members will be suspended with immediate effect.

This follows constructive discussions between East Midlands Trains and the union in relation to a dispute over pay and conditions.

Clare Burles, human resources director for the company, said: “We’re pleased that our passengers no longer have to face the threat of last minute disruption as a result of the RMT’s unnecessary action.

“We have been in discussion with the RMT for several months about their dispute and actually put an offer on the table back in July which is broadly similar to the one which has been recommended for acceptance today by the RMT’s executive. We’re pleased that the RMT has now responded positively and called off the current action.

“We’d now urge the RTM to work constructively with us to ensure that we are all delivering the best possible service to our customers.”

The union is to hold a ballot on an offer proposed by East Midlands Trains.