Another set of rail strikes have been announced by unions, this time for early November.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) will walk out on November 3 and 5.

This will be from 14 train operating companies across the UK and will coincide with strikes on the same days by RMT members on Network Rail, London Underground and London Overground.

Strikes have been ongoing throughout most of 2022 due to troubled negotiations between the government and unions over pay rises and working conditions.

Oxford Mail: The November strikes will cause widespread disruption for thousands of travellers (PA)The November strikes will cause widespread disruption for thousands of travellers (PA) (Image: PA Wire/PA Images)

RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: “Throughout this whole dispute, the Rail Delivery Group has been completely unreasonable by not offering our members any deal on pay, conditions and job security.

“Some of our members on the train operating companies are some of the lowest paid on the railways.

“This stands in stark contrast to rail operating company bosses making millions of pounds in profit.

“We remain open to meaningful talks, but we are steadfast in our industrial campaign to see a negotiated settlement for all our members in this dispute.”

A Rail Delivery Group spokesperson said: “We are frustrated that the RMT leadership has decided to take further strike action. Given their recent call for ‘intense negotiations’ we had hoped they would give our staff and customers a much-needed break from the disruption and lost pay of the last five months."

The 14 train operating companies involved in the fresh strikes are: Chiltern Railways, Cross Country Trains, Greater Anglia, LNER, East Midlands Railway, c2c, Great Western Railway, Northern Trains, South Eastern, South Western Railway, Transpennine Express, Avanti West Coast, West Midlands Trains and GTR (including Gatwick Express).