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Train strike: Grant Shapps refuses to step in to resolve dispute with railways union

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Train strikes: Grant Shapps refuses to step in to resolve dispute with railway unions

Grant Shapps says he will not step in to resolve the ongoing train strikes, suggesting the unions are playing a “game”.

The UK faces more travel chaos on Wednesday (27 July) due to the latest walkouts.

“It’s just a game by the unions, it’s a complete red herring,” the transport secretary said of his involvement in negotiations.

“It’s simply not how strikes are resolved, it can only ever be the employer - in this case, Network Rail, the train operating companies - and the unions.”

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