Southern rail strike: RMT leader says he was barred from Acas talks

Southern rail strike: RMT leader says he was barred from Acas talks

Drivers’ union and firm seeking agreement to resolve long-running trains dispute but Mick Cash says he was not allowed to take part

Talks between Southern’s owner, Govia Thameslink Railway, and Aslef began on Wednesday morning, with hopes that the escalating row and the extreme disruption will push the two sides into some form of agreement.

Southern rail passengers are facing more misery with no trains running at all for a second consecutive day as the drivers’ union and the company started talks at Acas to seek a breakthrough in the long-running dispute. Drivers from Aslef have continued their strike, with a third day planned for Friday.

Related: When, where and why is the Southern rail strike taking place?

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Source: Guardian Transport

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