More misery as union plans further strikes
WORKERS in one of the rail operators hit by disruption to services are to stage a series of fresh strikes in the long-running dispute over the role of guards.
Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union on Arriva Rail North (Northern) will walk out for 24 hours on June 19, 21 and 23.
The company has been under fire in recent weeks because of daily delays and cancellations to rail services.
RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: “We have seen over the past fortnight that Northern is a company which has declared war on its passengers and staff alike.
“RMT will not stand aside while the threat to axe safety-critical guards from Northern services remains central to the company plans.
“This company has reduced the timetable to total chaos and the union will not allow them to slash the safety culture to ribbons in the same fashion.”