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GTR response to ASLEF strike dates

Date: 13 Jul 2017

Reacting to ASLEF's news that Southern driver members will strike on three days - 1, 2 and 4 August (Tues, Weds, Fri) - a spokesperson for Govia Thameslink Railway, parent company of Southern, said:

“To call three days of strikes spread across a week is a deliberate move to cause maximum disruption for passengers. To do so in protest against an offer to increase pay by 24% is simply breathtaking. Commuters, the vast majority of whom are seeing pay rises many times less, will understandably be as shocked and frustrated as we are.

"We absolutely need to modernise in order to increase capacity on this, the most congested part of the UK's network, where passenger numbers have doubled in places in as little as 12 years. That requires modernisation of infrastructure, trains and working practices. The trade unions must join us in that endeavour."