Business as usual planned on most Southern routes during RMT strike

Business as usual planned on most Southern routes during RMT strike

We are planning to run a normal service on most of our Southern routes during the planned RMT strikes on Tuesday 3 October and Thursday 5 October, although we are asking passengers to check before they travel.  An overview of the changes is available on our website here – http://www.southernrailway.com/strike and full details are due to be in journey planners on Saturday 30 September.

Southern Passenger Services Director Angie Doll said: “We are aiming for business as usual on most of our routes during the RMT strikes next week.

“The RMT is striking about changes we made almost a year ago as part of our modernisation programme. Nobody has lost their job over this, in fact we employ more on-board staff to help passengers than we did before, and we are providing a better service with fewer cancelled trains.

“We are operating on the busiest part of the network so it’s essential that we use modern technology to keep trains running for the benefit of our passengers – not cancel them as the RMT insists.

“We’ve spent 18 months negotiating with the RMT and met for 25 days. We’ve made four good offers to resolve this dispute yet the RMT has rejected them all without even putting them to their members for a vote.”