RMT have announced three days of strike action:
Saturday 25th August 2018
Saturday 1st September 2018
Saturday 8th September 2018
Richard Allan, Deputy MD, Northern, said: “The RMT’s announcement of yet more strike action is disappointing and frustrating. This will be a blow for our customers.
“It comes despite Northern proposing and entering into a joint working party with RMT on the future of the on-board role. We have agreed a terms of reference for those talks, agreed to discuss the RMT’s preferred outcome first and then held four days of talks with RMT in recent weeks. A further day of talks has also been proposed for Friday 17 August.
“Northern is doing everything possible to find a solution to the RMT’s dispute and maintains that talking costs nothing, whilst strike action causes inconvenience to customers and damages the case for long-term investment in rail.”
Our focus will remain on keeping our customers on the move on these dates and our contingency timetables will be announced in due course.