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Rail strike threatens bank holiday chaos in UK

British Bank Holiday could bring major disruptions to transport.
British Bank Holiday could bring major disruptions to transport. Image by Mikey / CC BY 2.0

A national rail strike looks likely to disrupt UK travel on Monday 25 May. The day is a bank holiday, and traditionally sees the country’s transport network groan with the weight of Britons taking a long weekend away. The Rail, Maritime and Transport union has called the strike in response to a new pay offer from Network Rail, who run the UK’s railways. Workers will strike for 24 hours from 5pm, and will not work overtime for 48 hours. Read more: theguardian.com