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Another 24-hour walkout planned for rail workers

Southern, Arriva Trains North and Merseyrail plan latest 24 hour strike in dispute over staffing and driver-only trains.

By News Desk | Published: 16th May 2017 News Updates

The RMT Union has confirmed there will be another 24-hour strike on three train services.

Southern Rail, Arriva Trains North and Merseyrail will all walk out on May 30th.

It's the latest in a bitter dispute over staffing and plans to introduce driver only operated trains

When announcing the Southern Rail Strike, Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said:
“RMT members on Southern Rail have been fighting for safety and access to rail services for over a year now. We have met with the company but there is a massive gap of over 8000 trains a year that GTR have confirmed will run without an OBS on board. That represents a serious safety and accessibility risk and short of the guarantee of a second safety qualified member of staff on Southern services we have no option but to confirm a further day of strike action.

“It is now down to Southern/GTR, and the contract holders in the Government, to face up to their responsibilities and engage in genuine and serious talks that address our issues.”