I would join striking Southern staff on picket line, says Corbyn
Labour leader says government is protecting firm despite ‘appalling service’ and franchise should be publicly owned
Jeremy Corbyn has said he would be prepared to join the striking Southern rail workers on a picket line, blaming the government for protecting the company despite its poor performance.
A day after Transport for London (TfL) station staff went on strike across London’s tube network, Southern train services were cancelled on Tuesday, as well as on Wednesday and Friday, in the latest strikes on the commuter rail network. These are the first walkouts of the new year in a long-running dispute at Southern over whether drivers should operate train doors.
Source: Guardian Transport