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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Feb 07, 2019 RMT
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Fresh strikes loom on South Western Railway after workers voted ‘heavily in favour’ of continuing industrial action on SWR. Members of the RMT union voted 88% in favour of continuing disruption. They’ll walk out on 22 February and on 9 March and 16 March. The RMT’s General Secretary Mick Cash praised the RMT members for […]

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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 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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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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