St Albans commuters spared rail strike threat

A THREATENED rail strike for next week has been lifted pending further talks between management and a union. First Capital Connect (FCC) staff were due to walk out from midnight on Monday for 48 hours, causing disruption for commuters in the district trav

A THREATENED rail strike for next week has been lifted pending further talks between management and a union.

First Capital Connect (FCC) staff were due to walk out from midnight on Monday for 48 hours, causing disruption for commuters in the district travelling in and out of London.

The Rail Maritime and Transport Union (RMT) ordered the strike over fears that restricted ticket office hours would cause the loss of jobs.

The RMT was unhappy that 13 of its members - all ticket office staff - might lose their posts although a FCC spokesperson said there would be no compulsory redundancies and they would all be offered alternative jobs.


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