‘Southern row is in government’s hands’

Southern Rail drivers to be balloted in bid to end impasse

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A ‘CHRISTMAS truce’ between striking unions and Southern Railway is in the hands of the government, a union has said.

The Rail, Maritime and Transport Union continues its two-day strike today and its general secretary Mick Cash says a deal could be struck between the government and the much-criticised rail company that would provide the basis for a ‘Christmas truce.’

Mr Cash said the prospective deal would see the government agreeing rail contracts with Southern that would keep a guard on the train.

Southern Railway services in the area are likely to be affected again today.