22 December 2018
RMT Press Office:
RMT members rock solid in strike action again this morning in continuing fight for safety on South Western Railway.
General Secretary Mick Cash said;
" RMT members are standing rock solid again this morning on South Western Railway in the long-running fight for safety, security and access on our trains while the private train company gambles with their passengers well-being. As violence and sexual assaults escalate on Britain's dangerous railways this is no time to be taking risks in the interest of profit.
"RMT has campaigned relentlessly for the principle of putting safety on the railway first and the current stalemate over the guard guarantee cannot be allowed to continue as it makes a mockery of normal industrial relations and the negotiating process.
"It's time for the company to stop taking instructions from this shambles of a government, get out of the bunker and start talking seriously and positively with the union on the issue of the guard guarantee instead of gambling with public safety as they pump up their profits.
"We thank the public for their continuing support and understanding that this dispute is all about safety and passenger service on Britain's increasingly violent and dangerous railways."