Friday, 8 February 2019

RMT suspends Northern strike action

RMT suspends Northern strike action after major ACAS talks breakthrough ends two years of deadlock

RAIL UNION RMT said today that substantial progress in talks through the offices of ACAS has allowed the union’s executive to suspend the on-going programme of strike action on Northern Rail over the retention and the role of the guard on their trains.

Through the talks process the company have now offered a guarantee of a conductor on all trains, including the new fleet, for the duration of the current franchise. The guarantee is supported by the Department for Transport. Further talks, involving all stakeholders, will now seek further agreement on operational models moving forwards.