Railways strikes to continue
WEEKLY strikes on the Northern Rail network will continue through November as part of the long-running dispute over guards on trains.
Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union will walk out for 24 hours for the next two Saturdays.
Both the RMT union and Northern are blaming each other for talks breaking down.
RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: “German-owned Northern Rail want to run nearly half a million trains a year without a safety-critical guard on board in a move that would wreck both safety and access to services, and they should listen to their frontline staff and pull back from that plan immediately.”
Richard Allan, deputy managing director for Northern, said: “This is incredibly frustrating and disappointing and is a further blow for our regional economy.”