24 January 2018
RMT Press Office:
RMT to lobby "Merseyrail stakeholders" in defence of Guards on Merseyrail trains tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT will be lobbying the Merseyrail stakeholders reception this Thursday – 25th January- as part of the on-going campaign in defence of guards on Merseyrail trains:
The lobby details are as follows:
MERSEYRAIL “STAKEHOLDERS RECEPTION”
4.30 PM THURSDAY 25TH JANUARY 2108
LIVERPOOL TOWN HALL
LIVERPOOL L2 3SW
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:
“RMT members on Merseyrail have been engaged in a long, hard fight to stop the lethally ill-conceived plans to throw guards off Merseyrail trains regardless of the impact on passenger safety.
“It is about time that senior Labour politicians in the City took a leaf out of the book of the political leaderships in Scotland and Wales who have played key roles in brokering agreements that guarantee a guard on their trains.
“The “Merseyrail Stakeholders” need to stop talking amongst themselves and start listening to the people who know about safety on the railway through their daily experiences – the guards and their colleagues out there at the sharp end.
“If the Merseyrail Stakeholders won’t engage with their front-line staff then RMT will take the message to their doorstep. That is what we will be doing on Thursday.”