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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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RMT strikes: mixed feelings from rail passengers in Manchester

Rail passengers in Manchester this morning had mixed feelings about three days of strike action which the RMT union has planned for this week.

Union members from Merseyrail and Northernrail are protesting over the role of guards on trains.

Some passengers we spoke to supported their decision, others were frustrated at a lack of progress in talks:

The RMT union is calling for a special summit to break the deadlock.

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