23 November 2017
RMT Press Office:
RMT seeks meeting with Liverpool’s Metro Mayor to secure positive response to plan put forward by MPs to resolve Merseyrail dispute
RAIL UNION RMT said today that it will be seeking a meeting with Liverpool’s Metro Mayor to secure a positive and constructive response to proposals put forward by MPs to resolve the Merseyrail dispute.
Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said:
“Yesterday we wrote to the Metro Mayor and Liverpool City Region Combined Authority leaders saying that we were prepared to go the extra mile to resolve this dispute and await any proposal on independent conciliation.
“Now we are also prepared to respond positively and constructively to the proposals from MPs that we should examine how agreements we have reached elsewhere can also be applied to Merseyrail to resolve this dispute. I will therefore be writing a further letter to the Metro Mayor and Liverpool City Region leaders today to seek a meeting to discuss how we can take this forward.”
“It is also important to note that the Welsh Labour Government recently agreed with RMT to keep a guard on all new trains, including metro services. We cannot see any reason why Labour leaders in Liverpool cannot also do the same.”