Travel chaos as new strike stops trains

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - News - BY STEPHEN HAY­WARD

RAIL pas­sen­gers suf­fered travel mis­ery yes­ter­day as strike ac­tion can­celled hun­dreds of trains.

South Western Rail­way and Ar­riva Rail North staff staged a fresh 24-hour walk­out in the on­go­ing row over guards on trains.

Rail, Mar­itime and Trans­port union boss Mick Cash said it was “scan­dalous” the two firms were “drag­ging their heels” over guards on trains.

The RMT said its mem­bers pick­eted out­side sta­tions and were solidly sup­port­ing the ac­tion.

Mr Cash said: “It’s time for both these com­pa­nies to get out of the bunker and start talk­ing se­ri­ously and pos­i­tively with the union on the is­sue.”

ARN and the union have agreed to con­cil­i­a­tion talks next week at Acas.

SUP­PORT Union boss Cash

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