RMT Southern strike "absolutely solid"

RMT Southern strike

18 October 2016

RMT Press Office

RMT Southern strike "absolutely solid" again this morning despite company lies and dirty tricks

RAIL UNION RMT said today that strike action by guards on Southern Rail in the dispute over safety and access remains absolutely solid this morning despite a vicious campaign of company lies and dirty tricks.

Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said:

“Despite a vicious campaign of company lies and dirty tricks, including the spreading of bogus numbers about staff working and an attempt to bribe our members with a £2000 bounty to sell-out on passenger safety, the strike action this morning remains absolutely solid.

“Passengers know that Southern Rail under GTR is an unmitigated disaster, a fact confirmed by the all-party Transport Select Committee last week. They also know that the guards are fighting to put safety before private profit. That is the issue at the core of this dispute.

“The solution to this dispute can be achieved easily through a cast-iron guarantee of a second, safety-critical member of staff on all current services with a guard. If that safety guarantee is good enough for Scotland it is good enough for the South of England.”

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