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RMT strike action in the North West

The union at the centre of the rail dispute is calling for a special summit to break the deadlock.

Three days of strike action on Merseyrail and Northern Rail are planned for this week.

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Rail staff walkout on strike for third time this week

The strike has reduced services across the North West Credit: PA

Rail passengers across the North West are facing their third day of disruption in a week because of strike action by staff.

RMT Union members on Merseyrail and Northern Rail are walking out for the 13th time in a long-running dispute over the role of guards on trains.

Merseyrail insists it wants to talk to the union. Northern says it is aiming to maintain services today.

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