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Third day of train strikes confirmed for October

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A third day of train strikes has been confirmed for October, continuing a wave of industrial action across the nation. The Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) have announced that more than 40,000 workers from Network Rail and 15 train operators will strike on 8 October.

The union said it would be "effectively shutting down the railway network". There are also strikes planned for 1 and 5 October, with members of Aslef union set to walk out on those dates.

Both unions had planned strikes during September, but these were cancelled as a mark of respect for the death of Queen Elizabeth. READ MORE:BREAKING: Air ambulance lands in south Manchester as woman injured after heavy duty equipment falls from trailer The strikes are part of a long-running dispute over pay, jobs, and working conditions.

The RMT union held the biggest rail strike in over 30 years over three days in June, and their general secretary Mick Lynch has said the union have had meetings with Anne-Marie Trevelyan, the current Transport Secretary.

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