The general manager of the company that runs the historic Settle to Carlisle railway line has called a strike by staff, scheduled for this Saturday, "unnecessary".
Staff employed by the Settle and Carlisle Railway Development Company, who provide at-seat catering, will take action on Saturday 13 December.
The row is about compulsory redundancies, which the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers calls a "kick in the teeth":
But the Settle and Carlisle Railway Development Company insists it was necessary to offer a member of staff a voluntary redundancy package, which that staff member then turned down:
Tributes have been paid to former Cumbria County councillor and Maryport Town Councillor Bill Cameron who died on Friday (March 21st).
Mr Cameron represented Maryport for over 40 years until his retirement last year. He was also instrumental in saving the Carlisle to Settle railway in the the 80s.