The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) has announced that its members are prepared to accept a 5% pay increase following a long-term dispute.
The deal comes after the UK government announced in October that it will renege on its commitment to close ticket offices at train stations across the country.
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: “Our members have spoken in huge numbers to accept this unconditional pay offer and no compulsory redundancies until the end of 2024.
“I want to congratulate them on their steadfastness in this long industrial campaign.
“We will be negotiating further with the train operators over reforms they want to see. And we will never shy away from vigorously defending our members terms and conditions, now or in the future.
“This campaign shows that sustained strike action and unity gets results, and our members should be proud of the role they have played in securing this deal.”
The government said that while the overall funding had not changed, the reprieve in negotiations will enable normal services to resume through the busy winter period.
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