Will Day 3 Of Talks Stop The Strike?

Friday 5th August 2016

eastbourne buzz news - Eastbourne Railway Station

With threatened strike action just days away from hitting Eastbourne Railway Station, can a third day of talks at ACAS stop it?

The RMT Union, whose conductor members are ready for a five-day walk out starting on Monday (8 August) are due to resume talks with Govia Thameslink Railway, who own Southern, at midday today (5 August).

The two sides have been locked in a bitter dispute over the introduction of driver-only trains for several months, with commuters suffering strike action, delays and cancellations to services.

Southern are currently running an emergency timetable on its routes, with a third of those expected to be lost should next week’s industrial action go ahead. Yesterday, Stagecoach Buses announced they would lay on more buses between Eastbourne and Hastings and Polegate and Eastbourne, should the strike happen.

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