Rail staff to strike over lack of safety guards

Train
crew have voted to take industrial action to defend the role of operational
safety guards.

RMT
members voted two to one in favour of strike action, after union claims that
all 22 train operators agreed to restore safety guards, but only eight have
honoured the agreement.

Strike
action will take place at Arriva Trains Merseyside, Central Trains, Connex
South Eastern, Govia South Central, Midland Mainline, Scotrail, Silverlink,
Thames Trains, Virgin West Coast, Virgin Cross Country, Wales and Borders and
Wessex Trains.

Union
members at South West Trains and C2C voted not to take action.

By
Paul Nelson

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