Talks to avert Southern rail strikes end without agreement
Talks aimed at averting a series of strikes on the Southern rail network have ended without agreement.
The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union said the train operator had rejected a fresh set of proposals that could have resolved the dispute.
The first walkout is due to start next week, threatening fresh disruption to Southern's services.
Parent company Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) said it would press ahead with plans to modernise Southern.
It said it would deliver 12 weeks' notice to conductors on Friday, terminating their contracts from 31 December, and they would be offered new... read more
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