St Pancras station cleaners' strike called off for talks

RMT members on the picket line outside St Pancras station
Image caption The cleaners walked out last month and had been due to strike for 48 hours

Cleaners at London's St Pancras station have called off a strike in a dispute over pay, to allow for more talks.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union employed by Network Rail contractor Initial, had walked for 48 hours out last month.

They were due to strike for another 48 hours from Thursday.

The RMT said cleaners at the station which is used by Eurostar, had not had a pay rise in four years. Initial said the RMT had rejected a 2% pay increase.

The station is also used by East Midlands, First Capital Connect and Southeastern High Speed services.

The staff involved in the pay dispute are responsible for cleaning the station, but not the trains, Initial said.

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