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(From Guardian Unlimited)
A high court judge today granted Network Rail a temporary injunction to block next week's planned four-day rail strike by signal workers.
Mrs Justice Sharp made the temporary order after being told that the planned walkout, called by the Rail Maritime and Transport (RMT) union was unlawful because of the way a strike ballot was conducted.
Network Rail argued that there were scores of inaccuracies and discrepancies in the vote of signal workers, who backed a walkout with a majority of 54%.
It does not affect a separate dispute involving maintenance workers who still plan to go ahead with strikes next week, although this …