GUARDS AND station staff on Arriva Trains Northern were set to continue their heroic fight against low pay with four strikes over the holiday period. 'We have called strikes for this Saturday 21, 23, 24 and 31 December,' one RMT union member on Arriva told Socialist Worker.
'Of course it's hard striking so close to Christmas, but we are still determined not to let this bullying company beat us. And we are getting a £100 payout from the RMT's hardship fund.' That payout barely begins to make up for the money strikers have lost in their year-long dispute.
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