New deal ends rail strike threat
Wednesday July 19, 2006 12:43 PM
Strikes planned by thousands of rail workers, which would have caused travel chaos across the country, have been called off following last-ditch talks resolved a pay row.
The Rail Maritime and Transport union said it had reached a deal with Network Rail, averting a 24-hour walkout from noon on Friday and a 48-hour stoppage next week.
panic over, all as you were...