28 Feb '17, 2pm

Liverpool City Region leaders respond to result of RMT ballot for Merseyrail

Liverpool City Region leaders have responded to today’s announcement (Tuesday 28th February) that Merseyrail guards, represented by the RMT, have elected to pursue industrial action in relation to how new trains for the Merseyrail network will be operated. Said Joe Anderson, Chair of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and Mayor of Liverpool: “I can understand that union members want to make sure their frustrations are heard, but against a backdrop of funding cuts, we have tried to make sure that existing staff have job security, which is more than most other people in both the public and private sector have. That’s why it is extremely disappointing that RMT members have voted to take action, rather than engage in further talks with Merseyrail. “The new trains are vital to the city region, and as leaders we took a decision with full consideration and understanding...

Full article: http://www.merseytravel.gov.uk/about-us/media-centre/news...

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