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Response to change in RMT conductors' strike date

Press Release   •   May 10, 2016 10:52 BST

In response to the RMT's announcement that it has moved the date of the conductors' strike from Friday 20 May to Wednesday 18 May, a spokesperson for Southern said:

“This is clearly a cynical ploy by RMT leadership to maximise the disruption their action will have on passengers by moving the strike, with the bare minimum of notice the law requires, from a Friday, when fewer people traditionally travel, to midweek. This action is completely unnecessary; there’s a job for everyone who wants one and no-one will have a cut in salary. The only difference is that conductors will no longer close a train’s doors.”