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 dispute: talks to continue.

Merseyrail have been meeting members of the RMT union today to discuss ways of resolving the long-running dispute over driver only trains. for the past 12 months there's been a series of walkouts by rail staff over plans to do away with guards on trains.

The dispute over driver only trains has lasted 12 months. Credit: pa

Following talks between the two today both have agreed to meet again within the next 7 days to continue discussions in a bid to find a solution. olution.

“I am pleased at the positive progress that has been made in the discussions with the RMT with the aim of resolving the current industrial dispute.

– Andy Heath, Merseyrail

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