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RMT announces strike on 8th, 10th & 23rd July

General Interest

22 June 2017

The three days of RMT strikes on Merseyrail will mean more days of disruption for passengers.

The strike on Sunday 23rd July is timed to cause maximum disruption to people attending the last day of the Open Golf at Royal Birkdale. At a time of heightened fears of terrorism, it beggars belief that RMT are prepared to disrupt this event and make protection of the crowds more difficult for us and our colleagues in the police and security services.

Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde

Merseyrail’s managing director

Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde, Merseyrail’s managing director, said:

‘Although we brought several new initiatives to the table in the last round of talks, the RMT is unprepared to work with us to find middle ground. As well as guaranteeing a job to all guards who wish to stay at Merseyrail under the same terms and conditions, once the new trains arrive in 2020, we also put on the negotiating table a member of customer service staff on every train after eight o’clock at night.

The strike on Sunday 23rd July is timed to cause maximum disruption to people attending the last day of the Open Golf at Royal Birkdale.  At a time of heightened fears of terrorism, it beggars belief that RMT are prepared to disrupt this event and make protection of the crowds more difficult for us and our colleagues in the police and security services.

They are striking during the weekend (8th July) where Liverpool is proudly hosting the British Style Collective for the first time– an event that’s bringing much excitement and profile to the Liverpool City Region.

‘While we, as always, will do our best to minimise disruption, our passengers should not be made to suffer at the hands of the RMT, and the Liverpool City Region should not be caught in the cross-fire of a national dispute directed by unions in London.’