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Southern forced to admit that they are cancelling services

24 January 2017

RMT Press Office:

On first day of RMT drivers strike Southern forced to admit that they are cancelling services due to "driver shortage" despite promise to run full service from today.

On first day of RMT drivers strike Southern forced to admit that they are cancelling services due to "driver shortage" despite promise to run full service from today.

https://twitter.com/southernrailuk/status/823800911239774209

Southern on Twitter

@IanCollins67 Very sorry Ian. This is cancelled because of a shortage of train drivers . ^Neil


Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said:
“RMT is a recognised union for drivers on Southern and it is disgraceful that we have been carved out of the current talks process set up by the TUC and the Government. That is a kick in the teeth for our members.
“RMT has repeatedly requested access to the talks process involving the TUC, the employers and our sister union but we have been roundly snubbed and our Executive Committee find that wholly unacceptable.
"All parties should be at the negotiating table and RMT’s continued exclusion means we have had no option but to press ahead with our industrial action today.”
 
Ends.

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RMT Photo Credit: Demo at Victoria station against DOO this morning.

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