A UNION boss has warned new travel chaos could last for months as more strikes are planned in the coming days.
The Secretary- general of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) today said more disruption is ‘likely’ if the Government does not listen or give what the workers want.
Over 40,000 workers at Network Rail said they would strike this Wednesday (27) after there was no breakthrough in talks in a dispute over jobs, pay and working conditions.
Mr Lynch was asked if Brits should expect more months of disruption, he said: “That is likely to happen, because we’re not able to bridge the gap.
“So it’s up to them [the government]- they can subtly change it or they come to the table and make an announcement.
“I’m not bothered.”
“We’ll do that in a common sense way that everyone can support.
“But we are not just going to surrender meekly give in to something that is impossible for us to accept.”
The new chaos comes as Scot passengers face more ScotRail chaos as they said they will only be able to run about 180 services due to a lack of critical signal box operators.
Only nine ScotRail services will operate every hour across the central belt.
Two trains between Edinburgh and Glasgow via Falkirk High, Two between Edinburgh and Bathgate, two between Glasgow and Hamilton and Larkhall, two between Glasgow and Lanark, and one between Edinburgh and Glasgow via Shotts.
And 300 more services have been cancelled on Thursday morning as time will be needed to prepare signalling boxes for operation after the strike.
The fresh chaos follows the reintroduction of a full train timetable after months of operation on a reduced timetable.
Drivers had gone on strike over their refusal to work overtime leaving commuters with very limited train times.
However, ScotRail and union ASLEF resolved the issue and a full timetable with over 700 train services was reintroduced last week.
It comes as scots rail passengers have been warned they could be hit with ‘eye-watering’ price hikes amid the cost of living crisis.
In January, Scots passengers were hit by a 3.8 per cent hike — the biggest for nearly a decade.
Opposition politicians have warned against any increase, particularly during the current cost of living crisis
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