8 September 2018
RMT Press Office:
RMT members rock solid this morning in continuing fight for safety on Northern and South Western Railway
General Secretary Mick Cash said;
" RMT members are standing rock solid again this morning on both Northern and South Western Railway in the continuing fight for safety, security and access on our trains.
"It is scandalous that while other train operators have been prepared to engage seriously with RMT on the crucial issue of a guaranteed second safety-critical member of staff on their services ARN and SWR have slammed the door in our faces.
"It's time for both these companies to get out of the bunker and start talking with the union on the issue of the guard guarantee. RMT will not allow safety, security and access on our railways to be compromised in the drive for private profit."
Press picture hand out attached. RMT members and supporters at Liverpool Lime Street this morning on day 26 of the Northern Rail safety dispute. Credit: RMT.