Train and postal strikes cancelled after the Queen’s death

Some of the biggest looming strike actions have been called off after the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Unions representing Royal Mail postal workers and rail staff said that “out of respect for her service to the country and her family” they had chosen to cancel immediate strike action.

Planned strike action by postal workers on Friday 9 September and RMT rail worker strike action on 15 and 17 September is suspended, while the train drivers’ union Aslef also postponed its walkout planned for 15 September.

The Rail Delivery Group said train timetables would be normal now that strikes were not going ahead.

The TSSA rail union has also cancelled planned industrial action for September and said it will be “respecting the period of public mourning”.

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