1. ITV Report

RMT rail strike to go ahead tomorrow as planned

Rail Union RMT's 45th day of strike action will go ahead as planned on Northern lines as German owners put company up for sale‎.

German owners have put Arriva up for sale Credit: PA

Strike action has been taking place over a row of rail safety and the role of the guard.

Tomorrow’s strike takes place as Arriva is put up for sale by Deutsche Bahn.

The row comes over the future role of guards Credit: PA

RMT members will be standing solid again tomorrow for the 45th day in support of a safe and accessible railway for all in the long-running fight to put public safety before private profit.

It's now time for the Government to step in, strip Arriva of the Northern franchise, and take it into public ownership with safety and quality services ‎placed top of the agenda.

We thank the public for their support and understanding throughout this dispute over rail safety and access and the union remains ready for genuine and serious talks.

– RMT general secretary, Mick Cash