Karl Turner Attends RMT Demo In Support For Southern Dispute

Karl Turner yesterday joined RMT protesters in Parliament to show support in the Southern Trains dispute that has been brought as a result of dangerous proposed changes to train guards on Southern Trains.

The union is engaged in a bitter dispute with GTR southern who are seeking to remove conductors / guards and extend Driver Only Operation (DOO) to all its services. There have been 15 days of strike action with seven more days scheduled in the run up to Christmas beginning this week.

The government have refused repeated requests to meet the union and in a recent report the Transport Select Committee also felt obliged to tell the government to meet the union and said there was  case for Southern to be stripped of the franchise.

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