The coming days of strike action for Southern Rail is a new low for a service most thought was already at rock bottom. Many services across the country have been able to modernise by removing guards without all these issues.
The RMT know that this change is inevitable, but they also know the service is in disarray, so they are taking advantage. It is these kinds of pointless strikes that show the law around industrial action needs to change, but what needs to change first is who is running Southern Rail.
–Keith Prince, London Assembly Transport Spokesman
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