15 September 2018
RMT Press Office:
RMT members standing solid and determined this morning in continuing fight for safety on Northern and South Western Railway
RMT members 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.
"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.
"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.
"Northern have agreed to meet us next week when we expect them to put forward a set of serious proposals around the guard guarantee but SWR continue to slam the door in our faces.
"RMT 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."