New year rail strikes to pile on misery days after fares rise

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.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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