South Western Railway and Virgin Atlantic strikes spark Christmas journey chaos fears

South Western Railway and Virgin Atlantic strikes spark Christmas journey chaos fears

GRINCH South Western rail employees and Virgin Atlantic pilots will stroll out over the Christmas interval sparking journey chaos. Members of the R

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GRINCH South Western rail employees and Virgin Atlantic pilots will stroll out over the Christmas interval sparking journey chaos.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) will strike on December 22 in the course of the busy Christmas procuring interval.

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The 24-hour motion comes following a long-running dispute over guards on trains.

Whereas pilots at Virgin Atlantic are to strike from December 22 to Christmas Day in a dispute over union recognition.

South Western, which has been hit by a sequence of delays in current weeks due to sign and practice failures, runs companies into London Waterloo, the busiest station within the UK.

They’ve already walked out each Saturday in November sparking journey chaos.

RMT common secretary Mick Money accused the practice operator of taking part in “quick and unfastened” with passenger security by “opening up a loophole that may enable them to run companies driver-only at their discretion”.


He stated: “There’s a easy answer to ‎this dispute and it means SWR cease taking part in with phrases and negotiate the guard assure that displays the protection values of the agreements RMT has pinned down in different elements of the rail business.”

South Western run companies from London Waterloo to Berkshire, Surrey, Hampshire, Dorset, Devon, Somerset and Wiltshire.

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