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The Socialist 10 October 2018 |
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South Western rail guards hit 18 strike days
Guards on strike at Fratton joined by RMT president Sean Hoyle, photo by Socialist Party (Click to enlarge)
Workers at South Western Railway struck for 48 hours on 5 October - their 17th and 18th strike days - in transport union RMT's ongoing battle to maintain the safety-critical role of the guard.
A recent report by the British Transport Police showed a 47% increase in violent assaults and 167% increase in sexual offences on trains.
Facing such hard facts, it is vital the strike against 'driver-only operation' is seen as a fight of all trade unionists to secure safe travel for all workers and our families.
Nick Chaffey, Socialist Party Southern region