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Rail guards set for strike action
Merseyrail train
Union members are protesting over plans for a 35 hour week
Train guards in Merseyside are planning further strike action as they protest in a dispute about working hours.

Workers from the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union who work for Merseyrail are planning four 24-hour walkouts, starting this Saturday.

Union members are protesting over plans to move guards to a 35-hour week.

Talks have been ongoing between the RMT and Merseyrail but no resolution has been found.Further strikes are plannned for 28 May, 10 June and 9 July.

It is the same industrial dispute that disrupted train services over the Grand National weekend, when guards walked out on a 48-hour strike.

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