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RMT members are to vote on a pay deal that could halt the union's current wave of industrial action against train companies.

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  • RMT union takes step towards resolving bitter pay disputeThe biggest rail union, the RMT, is seeking a settlement in its long-running and bitter dispute with train operators. It follows several weeks of negotiations quietly continuing in a bid to find a deal that can be put to members.

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  • Traction power tests carried out on new Metro trainsNexus has successfully carried out traction power tests with its new Stadler Class 555 trains over the Tyne and West Metro's network's curves and gradients to prove that they are fully capable of service, and testing them to evaluate their horsepower.

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  • Alstom to open new maintenance depot in BucharestAlstom will construct a new depot in Bucharest for the maintenance of new electric Coradia Stream passenger trains with an investment of 50 million euros. It will service the 37 Coradia Stream passenger trains acquired by the Romanian Railway Reform Authority (ARF).

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  • Jobs to go at DB Cargo UKUK: DB Cargo UK has announced plans to cut jobs, saying its German parent company DB Cargo ‘has informed its European entities that it can no longer sustain the level of losses being incurred across the group’.

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  • RMT update on national rail dispute with train operatorsFollowing further negotiations between RDG and RMT, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the current dispute has been developed which sets out a process for a mutually agreed way forward, including a backdated 2022 pay rise for staff and job security guarantees.

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