We are doing everything we can to bring RMT’s dispute to an end. With the commitment to have a conductor for every train, we believe, answers all of RMT’s publicly stated concerns over security, safety and accessibility. We simply don’t understand why they are still striking and further strikes should be called off. We’re up for talks – anytime – but despite this and the commitment over conductors, RMT will not budge from their strikes.

We’ve even proposed a truly independent inquiry, with an independent chair, to see if they can make progress with RMT. We really can see no reason why RMT should reject this process.