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9 May 2018
RMT Press Office:
RMT strike action rock solid on Northern Rail and Greater Anglia this morning in fight for rail safety
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;
"RMT members on Northern Rail and Greater Anglia stand rock solid and united once again this morning in separate disputes which are about putting public safety and access before private profit on our railways.
"It is ludicrous that we have been able to negotiate agreements in Wales and Scotland that lock in the guard guarantee but we are being blocked from reaching the same settlement across the North and Greater Anglia. A solution to these disputes is within our grasp but the rail companies need to stop sticking their heads in the sand, get back round the table and work with the union to bolt it down.
"RMT members have shown extraordinary resilience and determination in the fight for rail safety and we thank the public for their continuing support and understanding."