South Western Railway strike action suspended

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Credit: City AM

South Western Railway and RMT have today announced that this Saturday’s strike action has been suspended to allow further talks around the guard guarantee.

The decision has been made after many correspondences over the past 24 hours between RMT and South Western Railway.

Currently, the rest of industrial action remains set to go ahead.

This means that South Western Railway will be running a full timetable of train services this coming Saturday, 11th August 2018.

What did the officials say?

RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:

“RMT has continued to work hard to reach a negotiated settlement in the South Western Railway guards’ safety dispute ‎and after a flurry of correspondence with the company this week our Executive has agreed to suspend this weekend’s strike action to allow for further talks on the specific issue of the guard guarantee.

“The rest of our planned action remains on and the union remains committed to negotiating a settlement with SWR in line with other recent agreements with train operators that protects safety, security and access to services.”

A South Western Railway spokesperson said:

“We are pleased for our passengers that this strike has been called off to allow further talks to take place. This means we will be running a full Saturday timetable on 11 August.”


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