RAIL union RMT slammed the government yesterday for gifting a “Christmas bonus” to chaotic Southern Rail bosses by allowing them to provide replacement buses in the latest “strike-breaking PR stunt.”
Tory Rail Minister Paul Maynard confirmed that the government...
Thursday 22nd Dec 2016
posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain
STRIKING workers on failing Southern Rail offered bosses and the government a “Christmas truce” yesterday in their dispute over attempts to abolish the role of train guards.
Guards’ union RMT said that if Southern and the government accepted an agreement made with...
Tuesday 20th Dec 2016
posted by Morning Star in Britain
SOUTHERN Railway services were at a standstill again yesterday as another 24-hour walkout went ahead amid a fresh row over the failed attempts to avert drivers’ strikes.
Talks at the conciliation service Acas between the company and Aslef ended without agreement on Thursday.
Saturday 17th Dec 2016
posted by Paddy McGuffin in Britain
TALKS between disgraced Southern Rail and drivers’ union Aslef collapsed yesterday, meaning workers will go ahead with a planned 24-hour strike today.
The two parties met for a second day at conciliation service Acas to try to break a deadlock over driver-only trains.
Friday 16th Dec 2016
BRITAIN’S worst-performing railway is being reported to the official regulator today for “deliberate sabotage.”
Transport union RMT accused Govia Thameslink Railway’s Southern division of cancelling a number of services from Eastbourne in Sussex on Saturday...
Monday 12th Dec 2016
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
MINISTERS have “abandoned” passengers on Southern, Britain’s worst performing railway, London Mayor Sadiq Khan blasted yesterday.
Mr Khan said the Tory government was guilty of “washing their hands” of the ongoing chaos on south-east commuter service.
Saturday 10th Dec 2016
SOUTHERN rail bosses yesterday apologised to passengers and agreed to pay compensation for “many months of disruption and misery.”
Parent company Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) chief executive Charles Horton apologised for his firms’ failings, however he placed the...
Saturday 3rd Dec 2016
Aslef walkouts will deal another blow to crisis-hit rail privateer
Tuesday 29th Nov 2016
THE result of a strike ballot among Southern drivers will be announced today in what could be another blow for the disgraced rail privateer.
Members of drivers’ union Aslef have been voting over a dispute centred on Southern’s plans to introduce driver-only trains which...
Monday 28th Nov 2016
TRANSPORT union RMT said yesterday that the cost of resolving the Southern Rail dispute would be a “tiny fraction” of the government’s £20 million bailout of the firm.
Filling 20 guard posts that were axed by the failing rail firm in January would cost...
Thursday 24th Nov 2016