United Kingdom - More railway strikes to be expected - August 31, 2018

Rail workers on South Western Railway (SWR) began a three-day strike in a long-running dispute over the role of guards on trains. Network Rail is facing more strikes in September if negotiations fail. The walkout is the sixth of eight planned strikes across the summer - the previous five were all for 24 hours. Trade union RMT is asking for a guarantee of guards on trains and a halt to the ‘rolling out of driver-only operation’.

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