RMT Briefing - Southern Rail dispute


1. The Southern Rail/Govia Thameslink Railway Driver Only Operation (DOO) dispute from day one has been about the guarantee of the second safety critical person on the train for safety, security and accessibility reasons. It is not just about closing or opening doors.

Herald Column – January 5th 2017

A happy New Year to all my constituents and may 2017 prove to be a rather quieter and more predictable one than 2016, in so many respects. As we start the year alas much more predictably Brexit, terrorism and locally train disruption continue to dominate the news.

GTR Update from Charles Horton - 04-01-2017

Please find below an update from Charles Horton, Chief Executive Officer: 

Dear stakeholder

Southern industrial relations

I am writing to update you on our plans for next week’s ASLEF strike action and other matters relating to our industrial relations.

Green light for construction of thousands of new Starter Homes

New homes for first-time buyers between 23 and 40 years old at a discount of at least 20% below market value.

2017 will see the first Starter Homes being built on brownfield sites across the country, Housing Minister Gavin Barwell has confirmed today (3 January 2017).