BOSSES at Southern Rail were in talks with union reps yesterday in a bid to solve a long-running row over the role of conductors.
Southern faced opposition from both drivers and conductors over its plans to expand driver-only trains, leading to scores of strikes on the network.
Wednesday 15th Feb 2017
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
RAIL union RMT demanded guarantees from Southern Rail yesterday that guards will be kept on trains ahead of talks next week.
The union, which represents guards on Southern, issued a demand for bosses to commit to having a second safety-critical staff member on every train.
Thursday 9th Feb 2017
posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain
Union insists second person is still on train
Wednesday 8th Feb 2017
TRAIN DRIVERS announced that they had resolved their differences with Southern yesterday, but conductors remain in dispute.
The private operator has faced strikes by both sets of workers in long-running disputes over the expansion of driver-only trains and the deskilling of...
Friday 3rd Feb 2017
Lobby group launches legal bid over Southern Rail disaster
Thursday 2nd Feb 2017
A FRESH row flared on Southern Rail yesterday with union leaders accusing the failing franchise of planning to strip staff of their safety licences.
Rail union RMT said workers now classed as on-board supervisors had received a letter saying their safety licence and certification was...
Wednesday 1st Feb 2017
posted by Morning Star in Sport
BELEAGUERED Southern Rail could be taken into public ownership under plans being considered by ministers, rail experts said on Wednesday night.
The Department for Transport is said to be considering a range of options for the Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) run franchise including the...
Friday 27th Jan 2017
GUARDS and drivers on Southern trains are set to stage fresh strike action next week in the long-running dispute over driver-only operation, the RMT union announced yesterday.
There will be a 24-hour stoppage by guards on Monday, followed by a walkout by drivers on Tuesday, Wednesday...
Friday 20th Jan 2017
posted by Morning Star in Britain
Union and Southern agree to talks to resolve ongoing dispute
Wednesday 18th Jan 2017
HATED train operator Southern receives its worst ever customer satisfaction rating in a survey published today.
It scored just 21 per cent in the sixth annual report by consumer group Which? Just one star was awarded for punctuality, reliability, seat availability, frequency and value...
Tuesday 17th Jan 2017