The result was announced within four hours after the closing of the vote by more than 40,000 railroad workers.
RMT said: “The railroaders voted by an overwhelming majority to strike throughout Network railway and train companies, in the greatest support of the railway’s industrial activities after privatization. “
Of the 71% who had the right to vote, 89% were in favor of the strike, which is 63% of the workforce voted.
RMT members working for Network Rail and 14 of the 15 train operators voted for “strike and non-strike action”.
Staff working for GTR – covering Southern, Thameslink, Gatwick Express and Great Northern – voted only for “action without strike”.
RMT Secretary General Mick Lynch said: “Today’s overwhelming support for the railways is a testament to the union’s approach and sends a clear signal that members want a decent increase in wages, job security and no forced layoffs.
“Our NVK [National Executive Committee] will now meet to discuss the strike schedule from mid-June, but we sincerely hope that ministers will encourage employers to return to the negotiating table and reach a reasonable settlement with the RMT. ”
The union will now demand urgent talks with Network Rail and 15 companies operating trains that have been put to the vote to find a settlement to the pay, job and safety dispute.
Transportation for Wales and ScotRail has not been involved, but ScotRail is currently canceling 700 trains a day as a result of a dispute involving a drivers ’union. Aslef.