Three rail firms facing new strikes in guards dispute

Workers at three rail companies are to stage a series of fresh strikes in the long-running dispute over the role of guards on trains.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union on Arriva Rail North, Greater Anglia and South Western Railway (SWR) will strike for 24 hours on May 9 and again on May 11, 14 16 and 18 on SWR.

The announcement was made at a protest in Westminster to mark the second anniversary of the start of the dispute.

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