More than 200 signalman jobs secured after the end of the five-year dispute

A longstanding dispute with train guard resolved was announced on Saturday, July 9th.

The union said the agreement means a new class of train can be introduced and the train manager’s role is protected for the long-term future.

RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “We applaud the tenacious determination of our members to secure the crucial role of onboard train manager.

“After a five-year dispute and 16 days of work stoppage, our members have job security and can make an important contribution to the operation of this new fleet of trains for Merseyside’s traveling public.”

The Argus: Mick Lynch happy with secured deal (PA)Mick Lynch was happy with the deal (PA)

Will there be rail strikes later this year?

To the RMT helped to start labor dispute disruptions for travelers in June may have some wondering if more can be expected in the future.

At the time of the June strikes Lynch me said network rail had offered a 2% salary increase with the possibility of an additional 1% later depending on efficiency savings.

He told BBC Newsnight network rail had “escalated” the dispute during the talks, saying: “They wrote me a letter saying there will be layoffs from July 1st.

“Rather than trying to resolve this dispute, they escalated it by giving us a formal notice of dismissal among our Network Rail members.”

He warned the dispute could drag on for months, adding: “It is clear that the Tory Government, having cut £4billion in funding from National Rail and Transport for London, is now actively preventing this dispute from being settled Has.

“In addition to the fee freezes of recent years, the railways have now proposed tariffs that are massively below the relevant inflation rates.

“Companies are also trying to cut thousands of jobs at the behest of the government and have failed to provide a guarantee against redundancies.”

So if the payment issue isn’t resolved, we could see many similar incidents throughout the year. More than 200 signalman jobs secured after the end of the five-year dispute

Fry Electronics Team

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