Union Slams Arriva Rail North after ‘strike cancelled’ posters put up

Posters which claim a strike was cancelled have been slammed by rail union RMT.

RMT labelled the move an “outrageous campaign of dirty tricks” by Arriva Rail North following the circulation of posters which claimed a scheduled strike on the 13th March had been cancelled.

Northern said the posters at Manchester Victoria station were put up in error.

RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;

“This is a desperate move by a company that is prepared to resort to lies and dirty tricks to try and undermine our action in the guards safety dispute. It has backfired spectacularly as all it has done is reinforce the anger and determination of our members to defend safety-critical jobs and the guarantee of a guard on Northern Rail trains.

“Instead of pulling pathetic stunts like this the company should be round the table with the union negotiating a solution that gives the public the guard guarantee they want and which allows us to move on knowing that safety comes before profits.”