Talks Fail To Put An End To RMT Strike

Wednesday 5th April 2017

eastbourne buzz news - RMT Strike
 

A strike planned for this Saturday (8 April) will go ahead by RMT conductors.

The union has confirmed the action, which will hit Eastbourne commuters, remains in place, after talks with Southern resulted in what they say “no specific proposals” being made.

Their members are due to walk out for 24 hours in the long-running dispute over their future role on driver-only trains.

The union says the introduction of onboard supervisors is not safe for passengers, but Southern strongly denies that, saying the system is just modernising the way they run.

Southern has said they plan to run a 'near normal' service during the strike. Southern’s Passenger Services Director, Angie Doll said, “We're now running a near-normal service on RMT strike days, so fewer people are being affected by the RMT’s action. This week, we plan to provide almost our entire normal Saturday timetable.”

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