Rail work­ers’ pay strike chaos looms

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NET­WORK Rail work­ers threw down the first big industrial re­la­tions chal­lenge to the Gov­ern­ment when they voted over­whelm­ingly in favour of go­ing on strike over pay.

Mem­bers of the Rail, Mar­itime and Trans­port union backed walk­outs by 4-1 on a turnout of 60%, beat­ing planned Gov­ern­ment thresh­olds on strike bal­lots.

Work­ers voted by a big­ger mar­gin – 92% – for other forms of industrial ac­tion, rais­ing the threat of chaos on the rail­ways.

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