A Victory for the Workers

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    Merseyrail abandons driver only trains plan bringing end to dispute over guards

    There WILL be a second member of staff on board every Merseyrail train after the RMT union and transport officials agreed a deal to end the bitter dispute over the future of guards on trains.

    The union has hailed it as "an important and‎ significant development".

    But there has also been a warning that fares could rise to pay the costs of solving the dispute .

    The new fleet of Merseyrail trains set to come onto the network from 2021 were designed to be operated by the drivers alone without guards.

    But that sparked a furious reaction from the RMT and a campaign to ensure that a second safety-critical member of staff remained on every train.

    The RMT union held a series of strikes as its campaign to keep guards won wide public support. But the strikes were suspended while all sides went to conciliation service ACAS.

    I am hugely encouraged by this. It shows that when both sides talk better solutions can be found. Merseyside trains will be a lot safer because of this and that is a comfort to me.

    It also illustrates that the workers do not have to cower like serfs before the corporate barons. Get up stand up !!
     
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