Our Ref: BR2/0146
30 July 2018
ROLE OF THE GUARD AND EXTENSION OF DOO – MERSEYRAIL
Joint statement from RMT, Merseytravel and the Metro Mayor on the Merseyrail guards’ dispute following a meeting today: “The meeting was scheduled to enable an update on the ACAS process to date from the RMT’s perspective and we discussed the next phase of the negotiations. Today’s discussions have been positive and constructive and we have made good progress in agreeing a roadmap for further discussions and meetings as we work towards a mutually agreeable solution to the dispute. All parties are agreed that, whilst these further discussions take place, we will maintain the confidentiality agreed at ACAS until we have agreed further public statements.” I have written to Merseyrail tonight giving them until 31st August 2018 to agree a deal in principle that underpins the guard guarantee.
I will of course provide you with more details in due course.