Arriva Rail North train

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Arriva runs its Northern companies throughout north-west and north-east England, Cumbria and the East Midlands

Additional rail strikes have been set for subsequent month to coincide with faculties going again within the row over driver-only-operated trains.

Arriva Rail North, Merseyrail and Southern RMT workers will stroll out from Friday 1 September with the final strike on Monday four September.

The RMT mentioned no progress had been remodeled the way forward for the position of guards, on account of security and job loss fears.

Arriva Rail North mentioned it’s ready to ensure jobs.

Arriva Rail North – which operates underneath the model Northern – and Southern staff will stroll out on Friday, 1 September and Monday, four September.

Employees at Merseyrail shall be on strike on 1 September, three September and four September.

RMT Basic Secretary Mick Money mentioned: “RMT is bitterly disenchanted that Southern Rail have rejected our name for round-table discussions involving all events with an curiosity in resolving this dispute.”

After a gathering with Northern bosses Mr Money mentioned the “duty for the inevitable disruption lies wholly with the corporate”.

He added: “It’s disgraceful that Merseyrail proceed to refuse all cheap makes an attempt by the union to settle this dispute.

“RMT has a transparent plan for resolving this dispute however that requires round-table talks now to push forwards.”

Alan Chaplin, Northern’s managing director mentioned: “Northern is ready to ensure jobs and present pay for all our conductors for the subsequent eight years, till the tip of our franchise. Our affords to debate each element on the long run tasks and coaching for on-board colleagues have been rejected by RMT.”

Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde, Merseyrail’s managing director, mentioned: “The RMT say this dispute is about security. However a current business report (RSSB, Threat related to prepare dispatch, July 2017) states that: ‘… there isn’t a extra danger for passengers boarding and alighting driver-controlled operation/driver-only operation trains, and certainly that trains and not using a guard really seem to decrease general dispatch associated security danger to passengers.”

Southern has additionally been approached for remark.