16 December 2016
RMT Press Office:
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "Merseytravel has today decided that it can’t afford to run safe trains with guards, so it intends to run unsafe ones. They are ramming DOO down our throats.
"RMT has made it clear that we will do whatever is necessary to defend the safety of our members and the travelling public.
"If Scotrail can introduce new trains and retain guards, then so can Merseyrail
"We will now be seeking assurances from Merseyrail that it has no intention of removing safety-trained guards from any of its trains."