Train guards’ strike suspended after Manchester bombing

Posted On 23 May 2017 at 2:51 pm

Train guards have suspended a planned strike in response to the suicide bombing at the Manchester Arena last night (Monday 22 May).

The RMT union said today that it was calling off strikes on Southern, Merseyrail and Northern which were scheduled for next Tuesday (30 May).

RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: “In light of the horrific bombing in Manchester last night, and the heightened safety and security alerts on our transport services, RMT’s executive has taken the decision to suspend the 24 hours of strike action scheduled for Tuesday 30 May on Merseyrail, Northern Rail and Southern Rail.

“Our thoughts and solidarity at this time are with the people of Manchester.”

Southern said: “This is an appropriate response by the RMT to the tragedy in Manchester. We thank them for taking this step.”

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