RMT won’t strike on East Midlands Trains

The RMT has withdrawn its ballot for industrial action at East Midlands Trains.

East Midlands Trains said their updated company pension deal will now be put forward to the RMT’s executives for their consideration, with a ‘strong recommendation for approval’.

The RMT ballot has now ‘been declared void by the RMT and therefore no industrial action will be called’.

The latest development follows the decision earlier this week by the Unite union to consider the same updated pension proposals and not to go ahead with previously planned strike action over the Jubilee weekend. Unite is also considering the company’s latest pay offer of 3.8%.

David Horne, Managing Director for East Midlands Trains, said:

“This is a positive step by the RMT and further welcome news for our passengers. We are pleased that we now have two trade unions who are considering our updated pensions proposals and who have stepped back from unnecessary industrial action.”

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