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GrantRail workers to strike

Around 250 members of the RMT rail union at rail contractor GrantRail are holding a 24 hour strike tomorrow claiming the company failed to honour a pledge to recognise the union.
General secretary Bob Crow said: 'Last summer the company said it would reognise RMT if we could show that the majority of the workforce had joined. We did that, but for some reason the company has failed to stand by that pledge.' The workers from the Doncaster based company are set to walk out from midday on Saturday. Mr Crow added: 'Only 19 people voted against taking strike action and it should be clear to the company by now that its workforce is serious about being represented by a union with more than a century's experience in the rail infrastructure industry.' A GrantRail spokesman was unavailable for comment.