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Mayors urge RMT union to call off rail strikes

The region's Metro Mayors are urging rail staff to reconsider strike action on Northern Rail services amid ongoing misery for commuters.

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Today sees the second walkout this week in an ongoing dispute over driver-only trains. A further day of action is planned for Saturday, with union members say removing guards from trains is a safety issue.

Steve Rotheram and Andy Burnham want safety concerns to be resolved but say the recent timetable crisis means commuters are suffering enough.

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