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Rail Strikes Proliferate as Third UK Union Plans October Action

An employee at London King's Cross railway station in London.

An employee at London King's Cross railway station in London.

Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

A third UK rail union announced strike dates for early October, with the period set to bring the worst disruption so far in months of walkouts in the industry.

The Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association said Friday that thousands of ticket office, station and control-room workers will walk out on Saturday, Oct. 1, the following Wednesday and Thursday, and again the next Saturday. Unions are seeking higher pay amid soaring inflation, as well as deals on job security.