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Gedling borough commuters set to be impacted by fresh series of UK rail strikes

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Gedling borough is set to be hit with another round of strike action on its railways.  

On February 15 the RMT announced the walkouts, taking place on Thursday 16, Saturday 18 and Friday, March 30, and Saturday, April 1. Network Rail workers are also striking on 16 and 17 March.  

The walkouts were announced on February 15, and they are taking place on March 16, 18 and 30 and April 1.  

Tom Randall
IMPACT: Gedling MP Tom Randall said he was disappointed that further strike action had been announced

It comes after the union rejected the latest offers from the government. The RMT is seeking an unconditional offer from rail operators and Network Rail. Services in the borough are normally completely suspended during strike days  

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RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: “Rail employers are not being given a fresh mandate by the government to offer our members a new deal on pay, conditions and job security. 

“Therefore, our members will now take sustained and targeted industrial action over the next few months.” 

Gedling is served by stations in Carlton, Netherfield and Burton Joyce. Carlton serves the most passengers, with over 27,000 in the 2021/22 period. 

75% of people in Netherfield do not own a car. Trains through Netherfield are mainly on the Nottingham-Grantham line, with one service running to Liverpool in the mornings.  

Tom Randall, MP for Gedling, said: “I am very disappointed they have decided to strike. The action they have decided to take will affect ordinary commuters, people trying to get to work, and those trying to go to their jobs during this difficult economic time.  

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“The strike action is just adding to the problems that thousands of communities across the country, including Gedling, will be facing. 

“We have seen Mick Lynch on TV and he is an extreme left-wing character, and this action will add to the frustration for people going to work, or want to travel for leisure and just want to get on with their working day.” 

Customers have already been contacting East Midlands Railway (EMR) on Twitter to ask about disruptions, with the rail company replying that people cannot yet apply for refunds as the strike action has not been confirmed yet.  

Both Nottingham football teams are set to be hit by the strike action, with County travelling to Barnet on 18 March and Altrincham on 1 April, whilst Forest’s game with Wolves on 1 April will also be affected. 

In a statement on their website, EMR said: “We are awaiting formal notification and currently reviewing how these proposed strikes will impact EMR services. More information including timetable details, journey planners and ticketing/ refund advice will be available as soon as possible.”

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  1. Do you go to work at 11.oo at night on a Saturday this has been coming for last 4year hv u forgot covid when we were working so up yours

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