The Southern Strike: A Point of View

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.

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