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The planned rail strikes in June have been suspended due to talks over another pay deal, the arbitration service Acas has said.

Network Rail workers from the RMT union were expected to take a 24-hour strike on Thursday at 17:00 BST along with a 48-hour walk out next week. The RMT has a total of 16,000 members at Network Rail in operations and maintenance.

Acas stated that the four days of talks helped to convey revised proposals for the RMT and other unions to consider. Mick Cash, who is the RMT general secretary, said that the union would consult on the details involving the revised package. People who are members of the TSSA and Unite unions will also be consulted.

The strike was previously going to be held over the May bank holiday but was suspended by the RMT and TSSA because Network Rail changed their offer. As recent events show, the members did not accept the offer.

The past two deals failed to meet the expectations of workers, with the original offer including a four-year deal of a single payment of £500 along with three years of rises in line with RPI inflation. The revised offer was over the course of two years, involving a 1% rise this year and a rise of around 1.4% next year. This deal also stated that there would be no compulsory redundancies for the duration of the agreement.

Network Rail workers will go on strike in June because they rejected another pay offer. Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union members will hold a 24-hour strike from 17:00 BST on the 4th June. In addition to this, they will also take a 48-hour strike from 17:00 on the 9th June.

Staff were originally going to strike last weekend over the bank holiday but called it off because Network Rail offered them a new deal. Union representatives met on Thursday to discuss this offer but decided to reject it and from this, the new strikes were announced.

The RMT’s 16,000 members at Network Rail work across the company’s operations and maintenance and so the strike will have a big impact on rail passengers’ journey. The earlier offer from the rail company was a four-year deal of a single £500 payment along with three years of rises in line with RPI inflation.

The new offer would last over two years and workers would receive a 1% rise this year and a rise of around 1.4% the next year. Not only that but there would be no compulsory redundancies for the duration of the agreement.

Each day of the strike, Network Rail will have to pay compensation of £30 million to train companies, the RMT claimed. However, the Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA) is to ballot its 3,000 members at Network Rail on the new offer. TSSA also suspended the strike planned for the bank holiday weekend.

Network Rail workers are to stage a 24-hour strike on bank holiday Monday from 5 pm in a row over pay. 80% of RMT members voted in favour of a strike on a 60% turnout.

Signallers, maintenance staff and station workers will walk out from the 25th May on the busy holiday weekend all over the UK. This will be the first UK-wide rail strike in 20 years and is because of a decision vote for action from RMT union members.

The RMT said that the strike will mainly impact on passengers the day after, Tuesday the 26th May, but the action is expected to hit what is traditionally a busy bank holiday travel period for millions of rail users.

Network Rail previously said that it will try to make sure that services keep going if strikes go ahead. The most recent pay proposals from Network Rail fell short of what nearly 16,000 workers require to maintain living standards and job security, the union said.

Members have rejected a four year deal which is worth £500 per worker this year, followed by three years of increases matching inflation as well as a no compulsory redundancy commitment to December 2016.

Network Rail run stations across the UK, including 10 in London. They also run and develop Britain’s rail tracks and look after signalling, bridges and tunnels. The new Conservative government is committed to tightening the rules on strike ballots and wants to focus on covering essential public services. This strike action is the first major industrial relations challenge.

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