Southern rail passengers face new year disruption as strikes bite

Southern rail passengers face new year disruption as strikes bite

RMT members will strike for three days from New Year’s Eve while Aslef’s overtime ban over driver-only trains continues

Southern rail passengers have been told services will be severely disrupted over the next few days because of a fresh strike by guards and an ongoing overtime ban by drivers.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union will walk out for three days from New Year’s Eve in a long-running row over the role of conductors, while the train drivers’ union Aslef continues its ban on overtime in protest at driver-only trains.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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