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6 November 2017
RMT Press Office:
RMT says South Western Railway derailment reinforces need for guards.
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;
"RMT awaits the facts behind the derailment this morning and our local reps are monitoring the situation on the ground.
"Yet again this incident shows the importance of having guards on our trains to manage these emergency situations and exposes South Western Railway's dangerous gamble of axing the guard from their services.
"That is the very issue that our members will be fighting over in their action this week."