MORE Premier League postponements could be on the cards after the latest rail strikes were announced.
The RMT union said more than 40,000 workers at Network Rail and 15 train operators will take industrial action on October 8.
This will impact fans who plan to criss-cross the country for the weekend’s sporting events, including a full football schedule and the planned boxing showdown between Chris Eubank Jr. and Conor Benn.
Brighton’s game against Spurs appears to be in the greatest jeopardy after strikes last weekend saw the Seagulls’ game against Crystal Palace being postponed.
The Sussex club cited a lack of parking availability to urge Prem bosses to postpone and it will similarly affect fans looking to travel to the new strike date.
Four other Prem games that day could be significantly affected: Leicester at Bournemouth, Wolves travel to Chelsea, Manchester City host Southampton and Newcastle because of Brentford.
Prem bosses will be eager to avoid further postponements as 14 scheduled games have already had to be postponed this season.
Mick Lynch, RMT’s general secretary, says its members “have no choice but to continue the standoff”.
However, RMT insists it will “continue to negotiate in good faith” to find a solution.
He said: “We welcome this more positive approach by the government to working with us as a first step to find an appropriate solution.
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“However, in the absence of a new offer, our members have no choice but to continue this strike action.
“We will continue to negotiate in good faith, but employers and the government must understand that our industrial campaign will continue for as long as it takes.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6281641/tottenham-chelsea-premier-league-rail-strike-postponement/ Tottenham and Chelsea risk another postponement as train strikes threaten Brighton-Wolves clashes on October 8