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    British Transport Union Calls Strikes Amid Train Guard Jobs Row

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - UK’s transport trade union, RMT, on Thursday called strike action in October after failed talks with two railway firms on guarantees for train guards.

    A 48-hour strike will take place on South Western Railway (SWR) on October 5 and 6, while guards and drivers at Arriva Rail North will stage a 48-hour walkout on October 6, 13 and 20.

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    RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said in a published statement that the union’s hand had been forced after talks with Arrival Rail North collapsed this week. He likewise blamed SWR for refusing to engage in a serious talks process.

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