UK: South Western Railway employees to strike for 27 days | UK Information
Staff on the UK’s South Western Railway are to strike for 27 days earlier than the top of the yr within the long-running dispute over guards on trains.
Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union will stroll out for 27 days between December 2 and New Yr’s Day, threatening journey chaos for commuters and Christmas buyers.
RMT Common-Secretary Mick Money mentioned: “Our members have been left with no selection however to name an extra 27 days of strike motion on South Western Railway.
“On the final assembly we held with SWR, ideas in agreements have been made in good religion with the corporate‘s negotiating group and we now really feel massively let down once more.
“I wish to congratulate our members on their continued resolve of their battle for security and the position of the guard on SWR.
“It’s wholly all the way down to the administration facet that the core situation of the safety-critical competencies and the position of the guard has not been agreed.”
RMT members won’t ebook on for responsibility from 00:01 GMT on Monday, December 2 till 23:59 GMT on Wednesday, December 11, from 00:01 on Friday, December 13 till 23:59 GMT on Tuesday, December 24, and from 00:01 GMT on Friday, December 27 till 23:59 GMT on January 1.
The RMT accused the corporate of “dangling” a possible breakthrough deal in entrance of the union after which failing to honour it, providing no causes for the delay.