Southern rail strike talks resume with hopes of breakthrough

Southern rail strike talks resume with hopes of breakthrough

Third day of negotiations to avert a five-day strike begin on positive note after Scottish union accepts a deal in parallel dispute

A third day of talks to avert a five-day strike on Southern rail was due to start at midday on Friday, with hopes of a breakthrough after the RMT union accepted a deal in a parallel dispute in Scotland.

The RMT said it would suspend the strike planned from Monday if Southern could give similar guarantees on the role of conductors while consulting on the operation of train doors and departure, the issue that unions claim threatens safety and future staffing levels.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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