South Western Railway statement following talks with RMT on 1 August

Wednesday 01st August 2018
We are disappointed that despite our best efforts today’s talks with the RMT have failed to reach a resolution. We had hoped that by mirroring the wording of the agreement reached recently with Greater Anglia we could end this damaging dispute for the sake of our passengers and employees. However the RMT has refused to accept on SWR what they have accepted on Greater Anglia. Despite again giving assurances that we will roster a guard on all our services, including the new suburban fleet to be introduced in 2019, the union refused to agree to some flexibility during disruption as they have agreed with Greater Anglia.