Southern talks with union to resume next week

Talks between Southern bosses and union officials aimed at ending a dispute affected train services are set to resume next week.

Tuesday, 25th April 2017, 6:09 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 4:02 am

Rail operator Govia Thameslink Railway and the RMT union held negotiations yesterday and today (Tuesday April 25) in an attempt to agree a deal over the introduction of driver-only operation on Southern services.

This is where drivers open and close train doors with staff raising concerns over the potential loss of a second-safety critical member of staff on trains.

A spokesman for the RMT said: “GTR and RMT have completed two days of discussions, which have now been adjourned and we are planning to reconvene next week.”

The union is due to hold a national demonstration outside Parliament tomorrow (Wednesday April 26) to mark one year since it started industrial action against Southern.

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