South Western Railway workers vote to keep striking for guards

Peter Lazenby - 5 September 2018

WORKERS at South Western Railways have voted to continue striking against bosses’ plans to remove safety-critical guards from trains, union RMT announced today.

South Western workers voted by an overwhelming 88 per cent to maintain strike action, in line with Tory anti-union laws forcing workers to renew their strike mandate periodically.

RMT general secretary Mick Cash said it was a “disgrace” that SWR was playing for time rather than “getting round the table with the union to work out a solution to this dispute that puts safety and the guard guarantee centre stage.”

He pointed out that operators in Scotland, Wales and a number of English franchises had already managed to come to an agreement on safety.... See more

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