Row over who pays for Merseyrail strikes

By Shannon Lyon

Liverpool city residents will be footing the bill for Merseyrail strikes.

City taxpayers will be paying out the losses the rail company has endured during their strikes even if they do not use the trains themselves.

The transport giant has done sixteen strikes since their first dispute over the guard less trains was announced.

Merseyrail were not able to comment but has confirmed that the public will be paying the bill for their strike action but have said there is only one place to lay the blame.

The RMT’s General Secretary Mick Cash has said the reason the dispute has continued for the lengthy time it has due to it not costing Merseyrail anything.

It has been said that the Liverpool City Region council are having to secretly pay the transport company costs they have lost in their year long battle.

 

 

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