RMT strike could lead to travel chaos

The RMT have called for industrial action
The RMT have called for industrial action

HAMPSHIRE commuters face travel disruption after strike action has been called by South Western Railway workers.

The Rail Maritime and Transport union has called for its members to take industrial action over a long running dispute surrounding the future of train guards.

The 48 hour strike has been called to take place on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th October.

The union want a guarantee that all trains will be staffed by guards.

RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash, said SWR had not ‘come close’ to making an offer to resolve the dispute. 

SWR have previously stated that trains could still operate in ‘exceptional circumstances’ even if no guard was available.

SWR said: ‘We are extremely disappointed that yet again the RMT has decided to disrupt the lives of customers and employees rather than participate in constructive talks.’