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RMT Strike to affect South Western Railway passengers

Passengers face disruption on South Western Railway trains tomorrow and Thursday due to major strikes.

Passengers are being warned to allow extra time for travel and to try to travel at off peak times on certain train lines especially those going into London Victoria.

The RMT Union plans to strike over a threat to job security for guards on trains on new trains to be introduced in 2019.

Andy Mellors, Managing Director of South Western Railway said: “We are guaranteeing jobs, salaries and the terms and conditions of Guards. In fact, as we expand our fleet and services, we will be creating more jobs.”

After the derailment on the Winchester to London line on Monday Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary said: “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.”

 

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