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Friday, 22 November

North & South - Strikes Go Ahead

The RMT union has confirmed a further three days of strike action on Arriva Rail North will go ahead on Saturday 8, Sunday 9 and Monday July 10. July 10 will also see disruption to Southern services.

The union claims Arriva will not contemplate - or meet to discuss - the retention of guards and that the company has already invested heavily in DOO (driver only operated) rolling stock.

RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “The sheer intransigence of Arriva Rail North means that we have no option but to confirm a further round of strike action. We have invited them to meet with us and the DfT in three way talks aimed at finding a solution but they only want to discuss the implementation of the plans we are wholly opposed to.

 

Southern Rail

Southern Rail will strike again for 24 hours between 00:01 hours and 23:59 hours on Monday July 10.‎

Mick Cash said:“ We have seen absolute chaos at Victoria and East Croydon this week in the hot weather which has reinforced the need for safety critical staff on our trains and platforms. The Government needs to engage in genuine and serious talks that address our issues.”

Picture: The previous weekend and July 10 will be painful for train commuters yet again as guards strike on Northern and Southern Rail services

Article written by Robin Snow

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