ASLEF vote to end strike action

It is very good news that ASLEF train drivers have voted overwhelmingly to end their strike action, which includes a 28.5 per cent pay rise over the next five years. Hopefully things can now begin to get back to normal, whatever ‘normal’ amounts to for Southern Rail.

Business as usual on most Southern routes during RMT strike

GTR will be running a normal service on most Southern routes during the RMT’s strike on Wednesday and Thursday, 8 and 9 November.

A full Southern service will is planned except for the following:

· A limited West London line service will operate

Shoreham Airshow Crash - Legal Aid

26 months since the Shoreham Airshow crash and there have been no decisions on criminal charges, the coroner’s inquest has been delayed again and now the families of the victims have had their request for legal aid rejected.

Disabled Access - Southern Rail

Useful meeting Huw Merriman MP and disability campaigner, Anne Bates, discussing access onto Southern Rail trains for those with disabilities.

Letting Fees: Banned!

Today, we will publish a new draft bill to ban letting fees for tenants in England. We are working to protect renters to ensure that they are not hit by surprise fees and costly upfront fees.