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Great Britain faces biggest rail strike in 30 years starting on Tuesday

Rail union RMT plans three 24-hour walkouts, stopping trains in much of northern and south-west England, Wales and ScotlandThe biggest rail strikes in three decades are due to start on Monday night, with trains cancelled across Great Britain for much of the week.The first of three 24-hour walkouts by 40,000 RMT members, including signallers, maintenance and train staff, will start just after midnight on Tuesday morning, with only one in five trains running on strike days and halting services altogether in much of northern and south-west England, Wales and Scotland.

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  • Great Britain faces biggest rail strike in 30 years starting on TuesdayRail union RMT plans three 24-hour walkouts, stopping trains in much of northern and south-west England, Wales and ScotlandThe biggest rail strikes in three decades are due to start on Monday night, with trains cancelled across Great Britain for much of the week.The first of three 24-hour walkouts by 40,000 RMT members, including signallers, maintenance and train staff, will start just after midnight on Tuesday morning, with only one in five trains running on strike days and halting services altogether in much of northern and south-west England, Wales and Scotland.
  • Rail strikes: anger as UK government refuses to join last-ditch talksThe government is facing growing anger over its refusal to join last-ditch talks to avert the biggest rail strike for three decades, with millions of people facing a week of cancelled trains and union leaders saying industrial action could spread.

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