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3 November 2017
RMT Press Office:
Northern Rail strike action on next week as company make a mockery of today's talks.
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:
"The abject failure of Arriva Rail North bosses to take today's talks seriously means that the action next week goes ahead and the disruption that will be unleashed will be entirely down to the companies failure to engage with the union.
"RMT negotiators entered today's talks in good faith but it was soon clear Northern Rail were just going through the motions. This dispute is about public safety and the fact that Northern can't or won't grasp that basic fact leaves us with no option but to strike next week. Passengers will understand that the key issue is about putting public safety before private profit and we thank them for their contiuning support."