Essex: End to Olympic rail strike fears as vote is postponed

Halstead Gazette: Greater Anglia operates four services per hour between London Liverpool Street and Witham Greater Anglia operates four services per hour between London Liverpool Street and Witham

The threat of strike action disrupting rail travel during the Olympics appears to be over after a vote by workers was called off.

Rail workers for Greater Anglia in the RMT union had been due to vote on Thursday about whether to strike over Olympic bonuses.

But the union has called off the vote, citing the threat of legal action by the train operators.

It had initially been feared a strike would disrupt travel during the Olympics, but action now seems unlikely to be until after the Games.

Read more in Wednesday's Times.

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