Southern and RMT prepare for talks to avert five-day strike

Southern and RMT prepare for talks to avert five-day strike

Meeting will take place between train operator and union this week in run-up to latest walkout over role of conductors

Talks will start on Wednesday to avert the most extreme disruption yet for long-suffering Southern passengers, with 40% of trains to be cancelled as conductors prepare to strike for five days next week.

Southern’s train operating company, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), said it did not expect to return to its normal timetable until at least September, even without the industrial action.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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