Greater Anglia guards hold another strike over their role
- Credit: NorwichRMT
Greater Anglia guards who are members of the Rail Maritime and Transport Union are to hold another one-day strike today (Saturday) over their role.
The train operator insists the action will not affect passengers – it has trained other staff to take on their roles.
But RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: 'The vital safety role of guards is still under threat and the extension of driver only operation remains a serious risk.'
A picket line will be in place at Norwich Railway Station, amongst others across the region.
The union agreed to one-person operation of about 60pc of GA trains several years ago.
You may also want to watch:
Jamie Burles, Greater Anglia managing director, said: 'We are very disappointed that the RMT has announced a strike.
'Our position remains the same: we highly value our conductors, we're keeping them on our trains, but we want them to concentrate on customer service rather than opening and closing doors. We will continue to attempt to talk to the RMT to try to find an acceptable solution.'
- 1 Man, 89, was killed by lorry as he headed to his parents' grave
- 2 Norfolk seaside village third most sought-after in UK
- 3 'Absolutely horrific' - Girl, 14, kicked and punched in face in fight
- 4 The rise and fall of a beloved Norfolk wildlife park
- 5 What can't open in Norfolk on May 17 - and why
- 6 Go-ahead for eagles to be reintroduced to Norfolk
- 7 1,000 people book for Norwich restaurant's 'back out to help out' offer
- 8 Part of A47 reopens after earlier accident
- 9 Former Primark store goes up for rent
- 10 Masks scrapped 'as early as next month' and over 35s jabs 'soon'