Train strikes planned to take place from tomorrow suspended

    A series of planned strikes by railway workers which were set to disrupt MK Central have been suspended, the RMT union announced.

    Members were due to strike tomorrow, 5th November, Monday 7th and Wednesday 9th November.

    The strikes were called over jobs, pay and conditions and first started in June.

    The early November dates have now been called off, with the union saying it will "enter into a period of intensive negotiations with Network Rail and the train operating companies" instead.

    It means those travelling to Bonfire Night events on Saturday will have an easier journey.

    RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "The threat of strike action and our strongly supported industrial campaign has made the rail employers see sense.

    "We have always wanted to secure a negotiated settlement and that is what we will continue to push for in this next phase of intensive talks.

    "Our priority is our members, and we are working towards securing a deal on job security, a decent pay rise and good working conditions."

    He added that RMT plans remain "very much live" and a re-ballot for further strikes will conclude on 15 November.

    You can keep an eye on trains and all updates on the Network Rail website.

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