RMT members standing solid and determined this morning in continuing fight for safety on Northern and South Western Railway.
General Secretary Mick Cash said;
" RMT members are standing solid, determined and united again this morning on both Northern and South Western Railway in the continuing fight for safety, security and access on our trains while the train companies preside over a surge in violence across their services.
"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 dragged their heels and made a mockery of the talks process.
"It's time for both these companies to get out of the bunker and start talking seriously and positively with the union on the issue of the guard guarantee instead of gambling with public safety as they pump up their profits.
"In the week where we have seen violence on the railways increase by a shocking 17% RMT has made it clear that we will not allow safety, security and access on our railways to be compromised in the drive for private profit.
"We thank the public for their continuing support and understanding that these disputes are all about safety and passenger service on Britain's violent railways."