By a Central Trains driver
The RMT strikes to restore the guards'' safety role are set to continue this week.
The action is mainly being taken by senior conductors and guards but has led to most services being cancelled in the those companies that have been balloted. The impact of the strikes should start to increase now as ballot results for action have now been returned from Midland Mainline (St Pancras, Notts, Derby, Sheffield, Leeds), Wales and Borders and Wessex Trains.
The RMT now has to step up the action. Midland Mainline makes the profits for the National Express Group's clutch of train operating companies. If we can get them to keel over, the rest will follow.