facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

British court halts rail strike

April 2, 2010 at 1:22 PM   |   Comments

LONDON, April 2 (UPI) -- A British High Court justice issued an injunction on behalf of Network Rail to avoid a planned strike by nearly 6,000 workers nationwide.

The strike, planned by Rail Maritime and Transport union, was planned to involve a walkout by 5,800 signal workers and had been expected to last for four days, The Daily Telegraph reported Friday.

High Court Justice Victoria Sharp granted the injunction, preventing Britain's first national rail strike since 1994, after Network Rail argued there had been irregularities in the union's vote to go ahead with the strike.

Union officials said they are planning to hold a new vote in the near future, but train service will continue uninterrupted next week.

© 2010 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Ukraine claims Russian offensive on third front
2
'Coolest' cooler breaks Kickstarter record
3
Texas man acquitted of killing man who killed his sons in DUI
4
Bodies of two men bound with duct tape found in Philadelphia river
5
Major general stripped of title over handling of sexual abuse allegation
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback