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2019-11-13 WMT-001
West Midlands Trains


WMT statement : Industrial action by RMT union

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West Midlands Trains

WMT statement : Industrial action by RMT union

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13 November 2019
source West Midlands Trains
type Press release

WMT statement following confirmation of industrial action by the RMT

A spokesperson for West Midlands Trains said:

"We are very disappointed that Saturday’s action by the RMT is going ahead. A strike benefits nobody and will inconvenience businesses and thousands of local rail users.

“There is no need for this action, we have never proposed driver only operation (DOO). We are committed to keeping a safety-critical conductor on every passenger train.

"In recent days, we proposed a solution which meets the latest demands from RMT, in respect of our new trains when they are delivered. The solution means conductors retain responsibility for safe train despatch from stations.

“We remain determined to find a way of resolving this dispute without further disruption and inconvenience for our passengers. We are running a reduced service on Saturday using managers who have guard competency. Passengers are advised to check their journey carefully before leaving home."

For the latest information about how train services are being affected go to www.wmr.uk/industrialaction or www.lnr.uk/industrialaction


About West Midlands Trains

For further information on this release, call our press office on 03300 955150 or email press.office@wmtrains.co.uk
West Midlands Trains operates both West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway services.

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