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  • Southern ‘peddling misleading info’ to press

    TRAIN drivers called on ministers to “strip” beleaguered Southern Rail from its owners yesterday.

    Drivers’ union Aslef said the company had “peddled misleading press statements” over negotiations to end the long-running dispute over driver-only trains.


    Wednesday 21st Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Passengers create satirical song shaming Southern Fail

    LONG-SUFFERING commuters on Southern Rail are using a spoof version of John Lennon’s classic song Imagine to ridicule the company.

    Political satirist Mark Brailsford rewrote the song on the theme “Imagine there’s no Southern” to mark the first anniversary of the...

    Thursday 4th May 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Southern DOO dispute talks adjourn after 2 days

    Southern were adjourned yesterday after two days. Southern’s owners Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) met with leaders of transport union RMT in a bid to break the deadlocked row, which has sparked 31 days of strike action.

    The dispute centres on GTR’s plan to remove guards...

    Wednesday 26th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Talks resume to solve year-old Southern Railway dispute

    TALKS aimed at resolving the bitter row over staffing and driver-only trains on Southern Railway resume today.

    The meeting between the shambolic franchise and the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union follows a year of disruption because of strikes and other issues such as staff...

    Monday 24th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Southern strikers mark year of action

    “HEROIC” RMT members will protest outside Parliament next week to mark the first anniversary of the Southern Rail dispute breaking out, the union announced yesterday.

    The row over company plans to undermine the safety-critical role of train guards has grown increasingly...

    Thursday 20th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Southern chief’s ‘phone-number salary’ draws ire

    RAIL union RMT warned of a “fresh tidal wave of anger” yesterday over the decision by failing train operator Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) to award its chief executive a “telephone-number” salary.

    The firm runs Southern Rail, where an ongoing dispute with...

    Tuesday 11th Apr 2017

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • DOO trains: drivers snub a second Southern deal

    Aslef members vote to continue long-running dispute with shambolic franchise

    Tuesday 4th Apr 2017

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • Bosses: public at higher risk on National Day

    by Conrad Landin, Industrial Reporter

    BOSSES are putting safety at risk with their attempts to break rail strikes on the day of the Grand National this weekend, rail union RMT said yesterday.

    Onboard workers on Merseyrail, Northern and Southern are all set to down tools on...

    Tuesday 4th Apr 2017

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • Southern open to talks if RMT cease all strike action

    RAIL profiteer Southern is attempting to derail the next round of industrial action against its plans to sack safety-critical train guards by offering talks — but only if all strike action is called off.

    Rail union RMT, which is fiercely defending the role of guards, is...

    Tuesday 21st Mar 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Southern guards forced to strike again

    WORKERS at Southern Rail are to strike again for 24 hours in defence of the role of train guards.

    Members of rail union RMT will strike on Tuesday April 4 in protest at profit-hungry privateer Southern pressing ahead with plans to remove guards from trains and introduce...

    Saturday 18th Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain