Rail staff at Merseyside and Northern to strike
RMT calls for 24-hour walkout on 13 March, with Southern included, after 80% of votes on train crew roles back strikes
Strikes over guards on trains are to start on Northern and Merseyrail next month, as the dispute that has wreaked havoc on Southern services spreads to other parts of Britain’s rail network.
Strike ballots from both Merseyrail and Northern (Arriva Rail North) showed more than 80% of votes backing strike action, ahead of moves to change the roles of onboard train crew. Conductors on Southern have been on strike repeatedly since last April.
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Source: Guardian Transport
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