Merseyrail and RMT hold more talks in bid to end guards on trains dispute | Wirral Globe
Merseyrail bosses have met with the RMT to discuss a way of resolving the dispute
Independent conciliation talks between the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT) chaired by the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) began on Thursday, April 5 and have been ongoing since.
These talks were recommended by Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram after demanding an outcome to the long-running dispute.
The dispute between RMT and Merseyrail relates to a new fleet of driver-only trains that will replace the current 40-year-old rolling stock in 2020 which RMT say will threaten the security of guards jobs on trains.
On Monday, both parties are believed to have discussed the outcome of a recent joint workshop which explored the idea of having a second guard on the new fleet of trains. Merseyrail and RMT hold more talks in bid to end guards on trains dispute | Wirral Globe