New year rail strikes to pile on misery days after fares rise
Workers at six train operating companies to stage series of 24-hour strikes in January amid bitter dispute over role of guards
Railway workers are to hold a series of 24-hour rail strikes that threaten to cause widespread disruption in the new year, in a escalation of their long-running dispute about guards.
Workers at six train operating companies: Southern, South Western Railway, Greater Anglia, Merseyrail, Arriva Rail North and the Isle of Wight’s Island Line will walk out 8 January. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union at South Western Railway at the same companies, except Southern, will stage two further walk outs on 10 and 12 January.
Source: Guardian Transport