19 December 2016
RMT Press Office:
RMT praises "incredible solidarity and determination" of Southern Guards in fight for rail safety.
General Secretary Mick Cash said;
"Our guards on Southern Rail are taking up the fight for rail safety again today and the union salutes their incredible solidarity and determination after months of attacks from the employer and the Government.
"This dispute was about safety from day one and it still it. It is about local rail workers fighting for safe rail services for their local communities. Their resilience is extraordinary.
"It's time for Chris Grayling to get out of the bunker and drag his contractors ,GTR, back to the negotiating table. RMT is available for those talks."