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Solidarity with Southern Guards

06/10/2016
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Come along to support RMT members striking to protect your safety:

Saturday 8 October – The Martletts, Crawley town Centre

7-10am, Monday 10 October – Hastings railway station & onto Bexhill

7-10am, Monday 17 October – Hastings railway station & onto Rye

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Leafleters and all supporters will be appreciated by  RMT members who normally work as guards on Southern Rail.  They have our full support for their ongoing strike action, being taken in defence of everyone’s safety on our railway.

Everybody should ask why Southern Rail management refused to settle this dispute by rejecting a new package offered by RMT, having previously also refused the same terms agreed between ScotRail and RMT.  Walking away from talks aimed at averting further strikes shows Southern Rail management has no concern for the massive disruption being caused to the travelling public, which has led to the company being dubbed #SouthernFail.

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The failing rail privateer was forced to withdraw its media campaign against staff but it remains impervious to public opinion that wants to “keep the guard on the train” for people’s safety and security, and has issued an ultimatum to staff accompanied by what some describe as a bribe and threats.

The “amazing” guard who kept passengers calm and safe during a recent derailment is just one example why guards on trains are simply essential.  Please do everything you can to support Southern guards taking action to protect your safety.  Ultimately, the best thing for that will be returning Britain’s railways to public ownership and re-unifying the network.  Hopefully the judicial review being funded by grassroots commuters to examine the Tory Government’s inaction over Southern Rail’s numerous failings and franchise breaches will result in the first steps toward that.

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