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UK union strikes begin

Dec 4, 2019Update

RMT members of Southern Western Railway in the UK are taking a stand as they begin 27 days of strike action.

Hundreds are striking in an industrial dispute over the roles and responsibilities of train crew onboard. While drivers have been promised a role on new trains, other train crew members have not been given any guarantees and the union is not moving forward without assurances. They’re taking matters into their own hands before the company makes the role of another crew member redundant altogether.

A company that goes back on its word to keep more than one crew member on board new trains… sounds familiar, doesn’t it? We wish them the best of luck and stand in solidarity with our international comrades.

Click here to read more from the Guardian.