There are fears Eastbourne could be facing another summer of train strikes.
With the RMT Union announcing a fresh strike for 30 May and ASLEF confirming their drivers will no longer work overtime on the Southern network from the end of the month, the business community says the town simply can’t go on like this.
Both unions’ talks with Southern have broken down without resolution this week and feel they must stand their ground over the introduction of driver-only trains, as they continue to fear for passenger safety. Southern meanwhile, maintain they are simply moving with the times and are safely upgrading how they operate.
Eastbourne Buzz has been hearing from the Chamber of Commerce following the latest round of industrial action announcements: