Readers may need to be reminded why RMT members are striking to keep guards on trains. They seek your support for this RMT Guard Guarantee:

“The loss of my Guard will mean that I will no longer have the guarantee of a member of staff to protect passenger safety and act in emergencies such as derailments, evacuation, fires and driver incapacity. My Guard guarantee also means there is always a member of staff to provide advice and assistance and to allow disabled passengers to embark and disembark at unstaffed stations.”

Northern Rail accuse the RMT of cynically targeting strike actions to coincide with Xmas events. I note that Northern Rail and other rail companies want to cynically put passenger safety and accessibility at risk purely to maximise their profits. Support the RMT Guard Guarantee at

Ruth Mersereau
Sheffield Green Party

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