Rail workers will strike again next month in a long-running dispute over pay and conditions.

The Rail, Maritime and Transport workers union (RMT) has announced that industrial action, involving union members at 14 train operators, will take place on 16, 18 and 30 March and 1 April. Network Rail workers will also strike on 16 March, The Telegraph has reported.

RMT members at Network Rail will also begin an overtime ban disrupting operations and maintenance, during seven-day periods between 17 to 23 March, 31 March to 6 April, and 14 April to 20 April.

Last week the union rejected offers from employers, which included at least a 9% pay rise over a two-year period, rising to more than 14% for the lowest paid workers.

Mick Lynch, RMT general secretary said: “Rail employers are not being given a fresh mandate by the government to offer our members a new deal on pay, conditions and job security.

“Therefore, our members will now take sustained and targeted industrial action over the next few months.”