Southern rail dispute: train firm boss steps up attack on RMT union

Southern rail dispute: train firm boss steps up attack on RMT union

Govia Thameslink Railway chief Charles Horton blames union’s ‘intransigent and self-interested attitude’ for collapse of talks

The boss of Southern trains has stepped up his attacks on the RMT union, accusing them of repeatedly misleading the staff they represent, as hopes were dashed of fresh talks to bring an early end to this week’s strike.

Writing in the Guardian, Charles Horton, chief executive of Govia Thameslink Railway, blamed the RMT for the collapse of talks last week and said their “intransigent and self-interested attitude” was at the root of the current problems.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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