RMT members vote to press ahead with guards dispute

RMT members vote to press ahead with guards dispute

26 November 2019

RMT Press Office:

RMT members vote overwhelmingly to press ahead with seeking a negotiated settlement to guards' safety dispute on Northern Rail

RMT members on Northern Rail have voted by nearly 95% in a referendum ballot to press ahead with negotiations with the company aimed at reaching a long-term settlement to the guards' safety dispute that secures cast-iron guarantees on the safest method of operation, assuring passenger safety and accessibility. 
General Secretary Mick Cash said:
"Our Northern Rail members have given our negotiators an overwhelming mandate to press on with the detailed talks with the company aimed at securing cast-iron guarantees on the role of the guard and the safest method of operation on the company trains that puts passenger safety and access‎ first.
"RMT's objective throughout has been to ‎secure a guarantee of a guard on every train with a safety critical role including at the crucial platform/ train interface at the point of despatch. That remains our focus as the talks progress."

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