Greater Anglia services run normally despite a further strike by RMT

RMT guards set up a picket opposite Ipswich station. Picture: PAUL GEATER

RMT guards set up a picket opposite Ipswich station. Picture: PAUL GEATER - Credit: Archant

Greater Anglia conductor/guards who are members of the RMT union have been holding another one-day strike – but the company says services have been unaffected.

The staff, who operate on 40% of the company’s trains, began a series of one-day strikes last year over who should close the doors on Greater Anglia’s new Intercity and rural trains. The union already has an agreement with the company that its suburban trains can operate with only a driver.

Jamie Burles, Greater Anglia Managing Director, said: “We are very disappointed that the RMT is holding a further strike. We’d like to reassure customers that we will be running a full service using our contingency conductors.”

‎RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: “Yet again the intransigence of private rail companies over the key issue of the guard guarantee means that we have no option but to go ahead with further strike action.”


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