Southern rail strike: Grayling offers to meet RMT union for talks
Transport secretary says he will meet union if it calls off industrial action as Southern commuters suffer severe disruptions
The transport secretary, Chris Grayling, has offered to meet the RMT union only if it suspends its industrial action in its dispute with Southern rail, as commuters on the troubled network suffered further disruption in the latest overtime ban by drivers and strike by conductors.
Members of the RMT are on strike for three days, while industrial action by Aslef members, including the refusal to work additional shifts, will run indefinitely.
Source: Guardian Transport