14 September 2018
RMT Press Office:
Northern Rail action goes ahead tomorrow as RMT calls for clear set of proposals ahead of ACAS talks next week
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that the latest phase of strike action in the Northern Rail guards’ safety dispute goes ahead exactly as planned tomorrow as the union calls for clear and detailed proposals from the company aimed at making genuine progress towards a settlement that locks in the guard guarantee ahead of ACAS talks next week.
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;
“The Northern Rail action goes ahead as planned tomorrow in the guards safety dispute as at this stage the company have offered us nothing of substance that would allow our Executive to consider suspension.
“RMT will be taking part in talks through ACAS next week but we have been through this process on numerous occasions now and we need something concrete from the company around the fundamental issue of the guard guarantee to allow us to make some serious progress.
“The issue at the heart of the dispute remains the same - a safe, accessible and secure railway for all and we thank the travelling public for their continued support for RMT's campaign.”
RMT will be making no further comment on the talks at this stage under the agreed ACAS protocol.