Southern gives workers ultimatum in dispute over rail conductor role
A long-running dispute over the role of rail conductors has dramatically worsened after workers were given a deadline for accepting changes or having their contracts terminated.
Southern Railway said it will press ahead with the controversial changes if workers do not sign up to the new post of on-board supervisor by midday on Thursday.
The company, which is facing a series of fresh strikes by the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union from next week, also invited passengers to tweet messages to the union telling them how they feel about the industrial action.
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