You could not make this up, it looks like the RMT is now having a dispute with their brothers-in-arms, ASLEF. After months of continued misery for rail users in the south of England, ASLEF and Govia came to an agreement on DOO trains and the safe running of trains. Mick Whelan has recommend the changes to ASLEF union members, but Mick Cash of the RMT is not happy at all.
A few days ago I posted about the misery that is commuting from the south of England, given the atrocious services and continued industrial action by the RMT and ASLEF. Now it’s been announced the next set of strike days fall on Monday 23rd, Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th January with another day planned on Friday 27th.
For months, commuters in the south of England have had to deal with cancellations, delays and abandonments on the Southern Rail service due to ongoing industrial action by two trade unions, the RMT and ASLEF. The industrial action is allegedly in response to safety concerns over running Driver Operates Only (DOO) services, where the driver is in charge of opening and closing doors as opposed to onboard staff, which Southern are pushing to introduce across the network.