RMT welcomes MPs call for Greater Anglia to settle guards dispute

The RMT has welcomed a motion calling for Greater Anglia to settle the guards dispute. (stock image

The RMT has welcomed a motion calling for Greater Anglia to settle the guards dispute. (stock image). Picture: PAUL GEATER - Credit: Archant

A rail union has welcomed a parliamentary motion calling for Greater Anglia to settle the long-running guards dispute.

Following the latest 24-hour strike by train guards, the Rail, Maritime, and Transport (RMT) union says it welcomes the motion, tabled by MPs including Ipswich MP Sandy Martin and Norwich MP Clive Lewis.

The motion notes: “Greater Anglia is part owned by Abellio... and... that, when introducing new trains on its franchise in Scotland, was able to reach an agreement with the RMT... in retaining the guarantee of the guard.”

RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: “We welcome this support from MPs, who have rightly recognised the fact that if Greater Anglia’s owners Abellio, who also run train services in Scotland, can reach an agreement in Scotland with RMT then there is no reason why they cannot reach a similar agreement with RMT on Greater Anglia.”


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