Fresh attempt to end Southern rail strike fails to stop latest walkout

Fresh attempt to end Southern rail strike fails to stop latest walkout

Second three-day strike will begin at midnight after RMT rejected rail firm’s offer to restore a £2,000 incentive for staff

A fresh attempt to break the deadlock in the Southern rail dispute has failed to stop the second three-day walkout in consecutive weeks, with conductors taking strike action from midnight.

Southern’s operator, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), said it would restore a £2,000 incentive for staff if controversial new onboard supervisor roles were accepted, and urged the RMT to ballot its members on the offer.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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