Rail staff walk out again in safety row

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RAIL ser­vices on two op­er­a­tors were dis­rupted yes­ter­day be­cause of a fresh strike in the long-run­ning dis­pute over guards on trains.

Mem­bers of the Rail, Mar­itime and Trans­port union on Ar­riva Rail North (North­ern) and South Western Rail­way (SWR) and walked out for 24 hours.

Hun­dreds of ser­vices were can­celled and buses re­placed trains on some routes.

The North­ern strike went ahead even though the two sides have agreed to meet for talks next week at the con­cil­i­a­tion ser­vice Acas.

The RMT said its mem­bers mounted picket lines out­side sta­tions and were solidly sup­port­ing the ac­tion.

Gen­eral sec­re­tary Mick Cash said: “RMT mem­bers are stand­ing solid, de­ter­mined and united again this morn­ing on both North­ern and South Western Rail­way in the con­tin­u­ing fight for safety, se­cu­rity and ac­cess on our trains.”

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