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  1. Published on: 19/05/2017 01:22 PMReported by: roving-eye
    Customers will once again have to put up with another day of disruption, as the RMT announces another strike date on Tuesday 30 May.



    Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde, Merseyrail’s managing director, said:

    ‘We want to end this dispute as quickly as possible and are always prepared to talk to the trade unions. Over the last two months, we had several meetings with the RMT. In the last one, Merseyrail put forward a number of initiatives, which we were willing to explore through a series of working groups.

    ‘These included having a second member of staff on trains after 8pm. Unfortunately, the RMT would not talk about these things unless we committed to a second safety critical person on every single train. In other words, it is not us that has turned down the working group, it’s the RMT.

    ‘We are disappointed that the RMT is not prepared to budge, but the RMT is stopping us find a resolution. Merseyrail has always been available for substantive, meaningful talks and will continue to be.

    ‘This third day of industrial action will again hit local people and the local economy. Our region deserves new trains. It should not be a pawn in the RMT’s national game.’

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  3. cotton man says:19/05/2017 02:50 PM
    The RMT is a dinosaur and we know what happened to them.

  4. abbeyroad says:19/05/2017 03:53 PM
    Anybody who thinks that the RMT wields too much power ain't seen nothing yet if Comrade Corbyn and his band of lefty loonies defy the odds on June 8th.

  5. justbecause says:19/05/2017 06:17 PM
    This couldn't come at a better time, can Len McStrikey not see that he is playing right into Theresa May's hands.
    Last edited by justbecause; 20/05/2017 at 09:58 PM.

  6. onehorsetown2 says:20/05/2017 11:34 AM
    As a regular commuter on Merseyrail I think that there should be a second member of staff at all times having experience trouble makers throughout the day.

    I also think that this 'article' is very one sided, where is the Guards post of view

  7. local says:21/05/2017 09:37 AM
    Guards are useful.


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