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Train strike: Metro tried to ‘scare the world’

The rail union has accused Metro Trains of scaremongering ahead of Melbourne’s train strike.

Nearly 700 trains were cancelled in advance of the 10am-2pm strike, with Metro saying delays will last until ‘at least’ 4.30pm.

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But RTBU secretary Luba Grigorovitch told Neil Mitchell Metro was trying to ‘scare the world’.

She claimed that only 17 of the 50 cancellations Metro announced on Thursday morning for the stop-work meeting were actually cancelled.

‘(the number of cancellations) should not be anything like 700,’ she said today.

Ms Grigorovitch confirmed train drivers were earning up to $140,000, but said the strike was not about money.

Listen: Luba Grigorovitch with Neil Mitchell