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Talks to be held over more strike action on Southern

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Leaders of the rail union RMT will meet later today and are expected to call more strikes at Southern trains in the ongoing row over changes to working practices for guards. It follows the breakdown of peace talks last Friday.

Meanwhile Southern has issued a timetable for four days of action starting next Tuesday which will mean serious disruption or no services at all for hundreds of thousands of passengers in Sussex, Kent, Surrey and parts of Hampshire.

The row centres on drivers closing train doors allowing conductors to spend more time with passengers. The company say there will be no job cuts or reductions in pay. The unions say they don't believe it and claim safety will be at risk.

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