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Northern Rail strikes suspended

The RMT Union will now sit down with rail bosses to find a permanent solution.

RMT has agreed to suspend its strike action and recommence talks about the future role of the conductor. 

This follows positive discussions between RMT and Northern - brokered by ACAS Chair, Sir Brendan Barber.

The Union were due to strike this Saturday, for the 48th time consecutively.

David Brown, Managing Director, Northern said: 

“We warmly welcome RMT’s decision to suspend its strike action and recommence talks about what the future role of the conductor looks like.

"We have been very clear in these discussions that there will be a conductor on all our trains now and into the future. We are looking forward to further positive talks with RMT about operational models moving ahead so that we can resolve their despite and bring it to an end.

"The suspension of the RMT strikes is good news for customers and businesses across the North."

There will still be a reduced service this Saturday (9th) due to short notice.


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