UK soldiers ready to end railway strike: Report

About 4,000 British soldiers are prepared to end a long-running walkout by railway workers, which has affected hundreds of thousands of commuters, according to a report.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union at Southern Railway, one of the UK’s biggest train operators, went on a two-day strike on Monday, as part of months-long industrial action over a pay dispute.

The strike by the railway workers, coupled with a continuing ban on overtime by drivers, has affected Southern Railway’s 300,000 passengers.

Members of the Transport Salaried Staffs Association and RMT on London Underground have announced the overtime ban in a dispute over jobs and closure of ticket offices.

Tory lawmakers, whose constituencies have been worst hit by the strikes, have asked Defense Secretary Michal Fallon and other ministers to deploy soldiers to help drive travelers to work using buses, British media reported Tuesday.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May and…

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