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Last Updated: Thursday, 20 May, 2004, 11:11 GMT 12:11 UK
Network Rail staff vote to strike
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Network Rail says the public are against a strike
Railway workers have voted to strike in a dispute over pay and pensions.

Members of the Rail Maritime and Transport union backed a campaign of industrial action against Network Rail.

About 7,000 signal workers and maintenance staff are set to be involved in the walkout.

The union did not name strike dates immediately. There are fears it could coincide with a separate strike on the London Underground.




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The BBC's Quentin Sommerville
"The crucial issue is Network Rail's plans for its pension schemes"



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