9 August 2018
RMT Press Office:
RMT suspends this Saturday's strike action on South Western Railway to allow for further talks around the guard guarantee
Rail union RMT confirmed today that it has agreed to suspend the next 24 hours of strike action on South Western Railway scheduled for this Saturday to allow for further talks around the issue of the guard guarantee.
The union decision comes after a flurry of correspondence over the past 24 hours between RMT and the company. The rest of the scheduled industrial action remains on.
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:
“RMT has continued to work hard to reach a negotiated settlement in the South Western Railway guards' safety dispute and after a flurry of correspondence with the company this week our Executive has agreed to suspend this weekend’s strike action to allow for further talks on the specific issue of the guard guarantee.
“The rest of our planned action remains on and the union remains committed to negotiating a settlement with SWR in line with other recent agreements with train operators that protects safety, security and access to services.”