Headlines – Thursday 2 August
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Here are the latest news headlines for Thursday 2 August:
Rail Talks Fail
Talks between South Western Railway and the RMT Union aimed at halting the current round of strikes across the network appear to have broken down.
South Western Railway gave Winchester Today this statement: “We are disappointed that despite our best efforts today’s talks with the RMT have failed to reach a resolution.
“We had hoped that by mirroring the wording of the agreement reached recently with Greater Anglia we could end this damaging dispute for the sake of our passengers and employees.
“However the RMT has refused to accept on SWR what they have accepted on Greater Anglia.
“Despite again giving assurances that we will roster a guard on all our services, including the new suburban fleet to be introduced in 2019, the union refused to agree to some flexibility during disruption as they have agreed with Greater Anglia.”
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