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The RMT says it has not received assurances that all passenger trains will have a guard, yet SWR says it has pledged to do this as part of its framework agreement.
Release date- 01082019 - East Midlands Trains has today vowed to end its franchise on a high by running as many services as possible for customers despite RMT's attempts to boycott the last day of the franchise by calling a fourth day of action on Saturday 17 August.
Managers refused to increase salaries and improve working conditions, RMT said.
SWR is planning to negotiate with the RMT before the scheduled strike and has urged the union to cancel the industrial action.
The warning came before a 24-hour strike today by RMT members on Arriva Rail North (Northern) and on South Western Railway on New Year's Eve.
According to an RMT spokesperson, prior to his resignation as rail minister, Jo Johnson admitted to MPs that Arriva Rail North had made an application to be reimbursed for revenues lost as a result of industrial action, although the new rail minister, Andrew Jones, subsequently told MPs that the details of any payments made will be "subject to commercial confidentiality".
On every Saturday for the rest of 2018, RMT conductors and instructors have been instructed to walk out.
But that sparked a furious reaction from the RMT and a campaign to ensure that a second safety-critical member of staff remained on every train.
"TUBE UNION RMT confirmed today that driver members on the Piccadilly Line will be striking over a series of attacks on working conditions and staffing levels that have turned the line into a pressure cooker.
A spokesman for Unipart Rail said: "A small number of staff at Unipart Rail's Crewe Service Centre, who are unhappy with the 2018 pay settlement, have elected to take part in strike action led by the RMT Union today (13/06/2018).
It coincided with a separate action over rail safety taken by RMT members working for Greater Anglia.
RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: "Every single effort that RMT has made to reach a negotiated settlement with Northern Rail over safe operation and safe staffing has been kicked back in our faces.
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