No end in sight as Southern conductor dispute rolls on


THE bitter dispute between Southern and the RMT over the role of conductors becoming on-board supervisors and door closing transferring to the driver has still not found a solution.

The row has dragged on and even though the union has told staff to accept the new contracts being offered strikes are continuing.

Southern had given the union an eight-point offer that included a £2,000 bonus and job guarantee until 2021 with no redundancies, provided acceptance of the offer was reached by midday on
October 6.

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With no response from the union, the offer was withdrawn and reinstated a week later.

During that week, Charles Horton, CEO of parent company Govia Thameslink Railway and RMT union leader Mick Cash met face-to-face in a bid to find a solution.

Read more in November’s issue of The RM

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