Three Merseyrail strikes called off after ‘significant progress’ in talks

The RMT union has called off three planned one-day strikes on the Merseyrail network following last-minute talks. The first of the three days of action was due to take place this Saturday, August 24. Further 24-hour strikes were planned for September 3, and 5. But the RMT announced late on Thursday afternoon that it had suspended the planned walkouts on these dates, linked to the role of its guards on Merseyrail's new £460m fleet of trains due to come into service next year. Train operator Merseyrail said: "Following talk... You can carry on reading for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...