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Transport strikes postponed following Monarch’s death

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Proposed train and bus strikes scheduled for Thursday 15 September have been postponed unions have confirmed – although overtime ban may still affect First Cymru bus service schedules.

Strikes affecting transport company First Group’s operations at Great Western Railway and First Cymru buses over pay and conditions will now not go ahead during the period of mourning for HM Queen Elizabeth II.

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The industrial action was proposed by unions Aslef, RMT and Unite.

Rail union RMT’s general secretary Mick Lynch said: “RMT joins the whole nation in paying its respects to Queen Elizabeth.

“The planned railway strike action on 15 and 17 September is suspended.

“We express our deepest condolences to her family, friends and the country.”

Jane Reakes-Davies, managing Director at First Cymru said: “While we’re waiting for formal notification, we understand Unite have postponed their planned strike action on Thursday during this national period of mourning. 

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“We welcome this decision; however note that Unite will still have an overtime ban in place which may affect scheduled services. Please ensure you check our website to keep up to date with any service disruptions.”

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