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You are here: Home > Southern > Latest news > News archive > 2016 > June > RMT strike 21.06.16. A statement from Southern

RMT strike 21.06.16. A statement from Southern

Date: 20 Jun 2016

On the eve of a third strike by the RMT union, GTR has called on those thinking of supporting the action to think again and put passengers first.

A restricted service will once again be in operation tomorrow, with many routes having a reduced service, and on some routes there will be no train service at all.

On some routes, services will start late and finish early, so we advise our passengers to check before travelling. We apologise to our passengers for the disruption this will inevitably cause. Tomorrow’s strike is completely unnecessary:

  • No-one will lose their job. There is a job for everyone who wants one
  • No-one will lose salary
  • The new On-Board Supervisor role is all about offering a better level of customer service
  • As many trains will be staffed as they are today
  • Trains won’t be cancelled if an On-Board Supervisor isn’t available
  • Driver-only operated trains are nothing new. 40% of Southern services are operated as driver-only operation, and driver-only operation is just as safe as operating trains with a conductor

Passengers can find out details of how they may be affected so they can plan their journeys at www.southernrailway.com/rmtstrike.

ENDS