Merseyrail and Northern strike ballots open amid Southern deal collapse
RMT says it is balloting guards on trains serving Liverpool and north of England as Southern standoff over staffing continues
The RMT has opened ballots for strike action at Merseyrail as the continuing battle over how trains are staffed and operated threatens to spread beyond Southern.
The announcement on Friday came after the union confirmed that it was balloting guards on Northern rail and Southern drivers voted to reject a deal agreed by their union, Aslef, with Southern’s parent company, Govia Thameslink Railway, dashing hopes that almost a year of industrial action could be coming to an end.
Source: Guardian Transport