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2 May 2018
RMT Press Office:
Strike action suspended on South Western Railway as gesture of goodwill as company agrees to ACAS talks
Mick Cash RMT General Secretary said:
“The union welcomes the fact that SWR has agreed to our offer of ACAS talks in the current safety dispute over the threat to guards and the extension of driver only operation.
“As a gesture of good will, and in order to try to resolve this dispute, RMT’s NEC has decided to suspend all strike action called. Therefore members will work normally on 9th, 11th, 14th, 16th and 18th May 2018.
“I have contacted the company today requesting that ACAS talks are arranged at the earliest possible opportunity. The company have also been advised that if these talks do not commence by 18th May 2018, the union’s NEC may consider further industrial action.”