2 February 2017
RMT Press Office:
General Secretary Mick Cash said;
"RMT understands that central to the agreement with ASLEF is a guarantee of a second person on the train.
"We also understand that the implementation of that aspect of the agreement is subject to further discussions and negotiations with RMT around the safety competencies of that second member of staff.
"It is now essential that we open up urgent discussions with GTR around this core issue of the second safety-critical staff member, and the details of their future role, that will allow us all to move forwards. RMT is available for those talks with immediate effect. "