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23 January 2017
RMT Press Office:
General Secretary Mick Cash said;
"RMT guards members on Southern Rail remain rock solid and absolutely determined in their action in defence of rail safety this morning. Their resilience is a credit to the entire trade union movement.
"These are local people fighting for safe railways for their local communities. Instead of a campaign of threats and intimidation from the basket-case Southern Rail outfit their professional concerns about the implications of axing a second safety-critical person from the trains should be taken seriously.
"The union repeats it's demand for Chris Grayling and the company to get out of their bunker, stop the mud slinging and give RMT and our guards members access to the same talks process that has been set up by the TUC for our sister union in the Southern drivers dispute."
Press picture hand out attached. Pickets at Selhurst Depot this morning. Credit: RMT
Press picture hand out attached. Pickets at Victoria station this morning. Credit: RMT