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RMT rail union strike action goes ahead on Greater Anglia tomorrow in fight over rail safety and the role of the guard
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: "Despite strenuous efforts by RMT Representatives to reach a negotiated settlement to this dispute, the vital safety role of the guard is still under threat. The extension of Driver Only Operations [DOO] remains a serious risk. Nothing that the company [GAR] has put forward in recent talks resolves this fundamental issue.
"RMT Represntatives across GAR have made it clear that the fight for a safe and accessible railway for all continues, and that the RMT members remain 'rock solid and united' in securing that objective.
" As a result the union’s National Executive Committee has had no option but to instruct our Greater Anglia Conductor and Senior Conductor members to take a further 24 hours of industrial action this Saturday.
"Once again, I would like to congratulate our members for their continuous show of strength and solidarity throughout this long dispute which is solely about putting rail safety before private profit.
"The union also thanks the travelling public for their support and understanding throughout our campaign to put safety and access to services for everyone using our railways right at the top of the agenda.
"RMT remains available for genuine and meaningful talks with the company."
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