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RMT Railway Workers Strike to Protest Guardless Trains

Outside Liverpool Lime Street station this morning, a troop of Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union workers are on strike. They are protesting Arriva Rail North’s decision to axe on-board guards on Northern Rail trains in 2020, leaving the driver responsible for the safety of all passengers. Strike action will mainly affect trains after 5pm. Alan Gibbons, secretary of the Liverpool Walton Constituency Labour Party (CLP), was present in support of the industrial action. This morning, he told The Sphinx about the dangers he believes guard cuts could bring about: “RMT guards have prevented sexual assault on a number...

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