Our Ref: BR2/0146
6th April 2018
TO ALL MERSEYRAIL GUARDS, GUARDS STANDARDS MANAGER AND TRAIN DRIVERS
ROLE OF THE GUARD & INTRODUCTION OF DOO – MERSEYRAIL
As you may be aware, talks have taken place under the auspices of the conciliation service, ACAS. Following twelve hours of talks the meeting between the company and our negotiating team was constructive. Merseyrail has acknowledged RMT’s clear position that the only way that this industrial dispute will be resolved is by having a second safety critical person on every train. Based on this, both parties have agreed to work together to identify, explore and assess a range of options to determine their affordability and value for money.
We have agreed to re-convene talks with the company at ACAS and are hoping that a meaningful resolution can be met during this process.
I trust this keeps you fully advised and I will keep you fully updated on any further developments on this issue when they arise.