Friday 28 May 2004


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Network Rail and its trades unions today reopened talks aimed at negotiating a settlement that will avert industrial action.   The talks took place at Network Rail’s London headquarters this morning, Friday 28 May.    John Armitt, Chief Executive, said: “This was a constructive meeting where all parties laid out their concerns in some detail.  We cannot hide from the fact that there are some big issues to resolve but we all want to find a solution that will avert industrial action.”   The talks will continue next week as the central issues are discussed in more detail.

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