Southern strike Latest threeday walkout begins


Southern strike: Latest three-day walkout begins

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Workers on Southern rail have held a series of strikes

A fresh three-day strike by staff on Southern rail is under way, with hundreds of trains cancelled.

The action is over plans for drivers, rather than conductors, to operate carriage doors at certain times.

It is due to last until Friday morning, with a further three blocks of strikes planned before Christmas.

The RMT has said the rail company”s plans put passenger safety at risk. Southern has urged the union to “move forward”.

Southern said it plans to run 61% of its normal timetable, which equates to 1,373 trains.

Strike dates announced by the RMT:

On Monday, Southern told union members a lump sum of £2,000 was back on the table if they end the dispute over conductors.

The £2,000 lump sum was originally offered if conductors accepted new contracts by 6 October.