31 December 2016
RMT Press Office:
Southern strike action remains rock solid this morning as RMT pledges to step up fight for rail safety in 2017.
General Secretary Mick Cash said;
"Our guards members on Southern Rail remain rock solid and absolutely determined in their action in defence of rail safety this morning.
"These are local people fighting for safe railways for their local communities and their commitment to that fight remains undiminished as we head into the New Year.
"The union repeats it's demand for Chris Grayling and his rail minister to get out of their bunker, stop the mud slinging and take up the offer from RMT for direct talks to sort out the worsening crisis on Britain's biggest rail franchise.
"Instead of continuing to attack rail staff, and back failing rail companies like Southern, the Transport Secretary should make it his New Year resolution to get in a room with the unions and his contractors to sort out the current shambles. "