8 April 2017
RMT Press Office:
RMT strike action in three separate disputes over rail safety "rock solid with morale high" this morning.
General Secretary Mick Cash said;
"RMT can report that support for all three strikes today is rock solid with pickets out in force and morale high as our members on Southern, Northern and Merseyrail continue the fight for rail safety.
"It is down to all three companies to now get round the table with union negotiators and reach settlements based on the guarantee of a guard and a safe railway for all.
"RMT remains deeply concerned that the rail companies are winging it on safety by encouraging passengers to turn up to travel on either non-existent services or skeleton operations, staffed by managers and cobbled together as a PR stunt.
"RMT will be closely monitoring safety issues today and we repeat our call to Southern, Northern and Merseyrail to cut out the window-dressing and the spin and concentrate their efforts on negotiating agreements with the union."