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Transport - Win for station staff


A 24-hour strike by station staff at 19 mainline stations in London and across the country at the end of June was called off when Network Rail backed down in a dispute over compulsory redundancies.

The TSSA and RMT unions had said the planned action by around 330 managers, supervisors and other staff would cause "widespread disruption". The strike was set to hit stations including King's Cross, Euston and Liverpool Street.

John Page, senior regional organiser of the transport union TSSA, said, "The agreement falls short of our aspiration of a no-compulsory redundancy agreement, but it does provide substantial guarantees against abuse of the process. In particular, there will be a joint review of the organisational changes four months after implementation and no one will be issued with redundancy notices before the review."