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1995-07-14 DoT-001
Department of Transport


Rail strike unnecessary says Young

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Department of Transport

Rail strike unnecessary says Young

14 July 1995
source Department of Transport
type Press release

note 218

Today's ASLEF strike was unnecessary and would only alienate and
inconvenience passengers and industry, Sir George Young, the
Secretary of State for Transport said today.

In a statement he said:

"I am very disappointed that this unnecessary strike is going ahead,
bringing inconvenience and cost to passengers and industry.

"It can only hurt passengers, the industry and the prospects of those
who work in it. Passengers will be quick to leave the railways, but
slow to return.

"British Rail has made an offer of a 3% pay rise which is on a par
with settlements in the private sector and is at the top end of
public sector deals. The majority of other rail staff have rejected
the possibility of industrial action over this pay rise.

"I strongly urge ASLEF to accept the offer and bring an end to
further inconvenience and disruption."

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