Rail Strikers get rise of 50p per week!

Published: 27/03/2024 By Allan Fuller

The photo is from the daily Telegraph and was taken 24 June 1968 at 9.40 to illustrate the traffic jams created on second day of rail workers 'Go Slow' The rail strike lasted 12 days in total and caused massive disruption to the network. 

On Friday 5 July 1968 the work-to-rule was called off after the NUR accepted a peace offer from British Rail. The deal provided pay increases for all the union's members - 10s a week extra for the lowest paid and three per cent extra for all the others.

ASLEF  who had joined the strike, also reached a settlement with BR and train services returned to normal fairly rapidly.