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1995-07-25 DoT-001
Department of Transport


Young welcomes lifting of rail strike threat

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Department of Transport

Young welcomes lifting of rail strike threat

25 July 1995
source Department of Transport
type Press release

note 237

The Secretary of State for Transport, Sir George Young, today
welcomed the lifting of the strike threat to railway passengers.

In a statement he said:

"I am delighted that ASLEF have cancelled further industrial action
on the railways this week and are re-balloting their members on the
3% pay offer.

"This is extremely good news for passengers and industry - and the
railway businesses and workforce themselves.

"As an incoming Secretary of State for Transport I was concerned to
see the country facing the threat of a nationwide rail strike.

"I hope we can now put this dispute behind us and work together to
improve the public transport network still further and encourage more
passengers back on to the railways.

"I very much hope that following today's talks with London
Underground, the unions will accept what is a fair offer, and lift
the threat of action so that London can get to work as usual."

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