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... and could rail chaos soon be over?


RAIL strikes by the RMT could soon be over, the union’s boss indicated yesterday.

Mick Lynch suggested that the third and fourth days of walkouts in the union’s latest wave of industrial action, scheduled for March 30 and April 1, could be averted.

It came as the union’s workers for 14 train operators went on strike yesterday, with another planned tomorrow. Mr Lynch told The Independen­t he expected talks to resume next week. ‘We want to get a square deal for our people,’ he said. ‘If we can do that, the dispute will be ended.’

The RMT has put a new pay offer from Network Rail – a 9 per cent rise over last year and this year – to workers in a ballot.

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