More strikes on the way as Southern rejects RMT offer
BRITAIN’S worst-performing railway will be hit by a fresh wave of strikes from Tuesday after talks broke down yesterday.
Rail union RMT said Govia Thameslink Railway’s (GTR) Southern division had rejected a “perfectly reasonable” proposal to meet bosses halfway.
The privateer has been locked in a bitter dispute with conductors over plans to deskill their roles — which unions warn will lead to on-board staff being taken off trains altogether.
At yesterday’s talks, RMT offered a plan which would have allowed bosses to move conductors to the new on-board supervisor grade.
But managers rejected... read more
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