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"Wave of anger" over rail disruption and rail boss's pay

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Rail passengers have suffered more travel disruption as a row flares over the pay of a train company executive.

The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union said there was a "wave of anger" over disruption and the pay of Charles Horton, chief executive of Southern's owners Govia Thameslink Railway.

It was revealed today that his pay was £495,000 in the year to July 2016.

There was chaos at Brighton station on Sunday evening because of delays and cancellations.

RMT members on Southern staged their 31st strike on Saturday in a year-long dispute over staffing and driver-only trains.

Brighton station was reduced to total chaos last night after the city's marathon due to a wholesale management failure and the news today that there's a continuing pay bonanza in the Southern boardroom will unleash a fresh tidal wave of anger.

Guards fighting for public safety for the past year have been abused and threatened and it's about time this company got its priorities right and got back round the table and negotiated a settlement with the unions that guarantees the second safety-critical member of staff on their trains."

– Mick Cash, RMT general secretary

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