4 May 2018
RMT Press Office:
RMT strike action goes ahead on Greater Anglia tomorrow in fight over rail safety and the role of the guard.
RAIL UNION RMT said today that 24 hours of strike action on Greater Anglia tomorrow, Saturday 5th May, in a long running dispute over rail safety and the role of the guard, goes ahead exactly as planned.
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;
"Despite strenuous efforts by RMT Reps to reach a negotiated settlement to this dispute the vital safety role of the guard is still under threat and the extension of DOO remains a serious risk. Nothing that the company has put forward in recent talks resolved this fundamental issue.
"RMT Reps across the company have made it clear that the fight for a safe and accessible railway for all continues and that the members remain rock solid and united in securing that objective.
" As a result the union’s National Executive Committee has had no option but to instruct our Greater Anglia Conductor and Senior Conductor members to take a further 24 hours of industrial action this Saturday.
"Once again, I would like to congratulate our members for their continuous show of strength and solidarity throughout this long dispute which is solely about putting rail safety before private profit.
"The union also thanks the travelling public for their support and understanding throughout our campaign to put safety and access to services for everyone using our railways right at the top of the agenda.
"RMT remains available for genuine and meaningful talks with the company."