Government response

Transport Secretary responds to RMT ballot on strike action

Patrick McLoughlin calls for further negotiations following ballot of Network Rail members.

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Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has today (12 May 2015) issued the following statement in response to Network Rail RMT union members voting in in favour of industrial action.

I condemn any industrial action that disrupts the travelling public. I want to see Network Rail and the unions back round the negotiating table, hammering out a deal.

Rail passengers will not thank the unions for inflicting this unnecessary disruption.

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Published 12 May 2015