As strikes continue at Eastbourne Railway Station today (20 December), the town's MP has condemned the on going action.
Caroline Ansell has called the strikes by both the RMT and Aslef Unions "ruthless" and relentless".
The Unions are taking action over Southern's plans to introduce driver-only trains and replace safety critical guards with on board supervisors, who will be safety trained. This is a move unions fear will compromise passenger safety, but Southern say this is a tried and tested method and is safe.
Eastbourne Buzz has been speaking to Caroline Ansell about the long running dispute: