Dec 03, 2018 MP
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  Winchester’s MP Steve Brine is calling for a halt to planned rail fare increases. The demand from the Rail Delivery Group would see average fares rise by 3.1% on 2 January, 2019. The rise has angered rail unions and South Western Railway commuters who’ve had to put up with a year of poor performance […]

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Oct 09, 2018 Rail
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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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Apr 24, 2018 strike
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  The Government’s decision to award the Winchester railway franchise to South Western Railway has taken a new twist – with the news that the operator is now under formal review. Transport Minister Chris Grayling says he’s “very disappointed” with the performance of SWR over recent months and was aware local MPs has been frustrated […]

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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 04, 2017 News in Brief
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  Welcome to your News in Brief for Wednesday 4 October, 2017 Winchester’s MP Steve Brine has urged both sides in the threatened rail strike over the use of guards on South Western Railway to get together and talk. He’s called on the RMT Union and South Western Railway to negotiate before it’s too late. […]

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Oct 04, 2017 strike
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  Winchester’s MP Steve Brine is urging SWR and the RMT Union to talk with each other to try to stop industrial action in the continuing row over the use of guards on trains. Steve met with the Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling, at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester to discuss what was happening between […]

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Oct 03, 2017 strike
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  South Western Railway is barely six weeks into the rail franchise which runs through Winchester after taking over from South West Trains. However SWR already seems to be facing industrial action, with RMT members voting overwhelmingly for action in a dispute over a threat to guards. The RMT union says over 80% of members […]

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