Aug 01, 2019 august 2019
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  The August 2019 edition of Winchester Today is out right now! Click here to see the August 2019 edition In the latest edition, you’ll be able to see reaction to the RMT ballot in which members have voted by an overwhelming majority to continue their industrial action on South Western Railway Click here to […]

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Jul 25, 2019 strike
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  Workers on South Western Railway who are members of the RMT Union have voted to continue industrial action on South Western Railway. The dispute over guards on trains is a long-running one. Winchester Today understands that the vote was carried by 86% of those RMT union members eligible to take part. It’s the fifth […]

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Jun 17, 2019 RMT
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  South Western Railway’s described this week’s five days of strike action which are due to start from tomorrow (Tuesday 18 June) as ‘cynical’. They say the RMT Union has clearly chosen to target popular events like Royal Ascot: “It’s very disappointing that despite having had dates in the diary for what we hoped would […]

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Oct 09, 2018 RMT
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  Strike action on South Western Railway appears to have escalated. The RMT Union has announced workers on South Western Railway are to stage a series of nine strikes between 23 October and 24 November. It’s in a continuing row over the future role of guards on trains. The RMT claims the company “continues to […]

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Aug 02, 2018 RMT
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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 […]

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Jul 20, 2018 RMT
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  SWR says the company’s been notified by the RMT union that it intends to hold six 24-hour strikes and one 48-hour strike on the South Western Railway network (not including Island Line). RMT strike action is planned on the following dates: 0001 Hours and 2359 Hours on Thursday 26 July 2018 0001 Hours and […]

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Jan 10, 2018 strike
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  South Western Railway is experiencing its second walkout of three planned this week by members of the RMT union, in a continuing row over driver-only trains.  Four companies in all across the UK are facing the action today. Bosses at South Western Railway say they’re again planning to run 70% of trains. The RMT […]

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Dec 20, 2017 Rail
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  The RMT Rail Union has today (Wednesday 20 January) confirmed further rail strikes in the New Year. The 24-hour action will take place in January, in a continuing row over Driver Only Operation. In Hampshire, drivers on South Western Railways through Winchester and Island Line have been instructed to take 24-hour action on the 8th, […]

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Oct 25, 2017 strike
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  Reaction to the planned RMT strike action on SWR through Winchester in early November has been swift and damning. Yesterday, the RMT’s General Secretary Mick Cash claimed the RMT Union has made every effort to reach negotiated settlements: “It is frankly ludicrous that we have been able to negotiate long-term arrangements in Scotland and Wales […]

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Oct 24, 2017 strike
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  Not yet three months into its franchise and SWR is facing its first strike action. The RMT rail union has confirmed strike action will go ahead on South Western Railway in early November alongside separate disputes with other train operating companies across the UK over Driver Only Operation. Members on Southern, Greater Anglia, South […]

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