St Albans, Harpenden and Radlett rail commuters could be hit by strike action

RAIL commuters in the district could find their journeys in and out of London disrupted from Monday if First Capital Connect (FCC) staff carry out a 48-hour strike threat. The RMT union is holding talks with FCC bosses today (Tuesday) to discuss fears th

RAIL commuters in the district could find their journeys in and out of London disrupted from Monday if First Capital Connect (FCC) staff carry out a 48-hour strike threat.

The RMT union is holding talks with FCC bosses today (Tuesday) to discuss fears that restricted ticket office hours will force the loss of jobs.

A FCC spokesperson said: "We are hopeful the talks will be successful but if not we have plans in place to keep disruption to a bare minimum.

"The RMT is only one of four unions we recognise. The others aren't striking so it will affect only a minority of our staff."

The RMT is unhappy that 13 of its members - all ticket office staff - may lose their posts although the FCC spokesperson said there would be no compulsory redundancies and they would all be offered alternative positions.