UK rail union threatens industrial action if pay is frozen for two years

RMT leader Mick Cash furious after all 22 rail operating companies told there is no money to raise wages

The UK’s best-known rail union has said it will have “no hesitation” in supporting industrial action if ministers press ahead with reported plans for a two-year pay freeze for rail workers.

Transport minister Chris Heaton-Harris is understood to have written to the bosses of the UK’s 22 passenger rail companies warning that there is no budget to increase wages for their 62,000 workers.

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