Southern Rail say they are "appalled" by the RMT union members' decision to strike. Here is their full statement:
Passengers and staff will once again be appalled by the RMT’s decision to hold yet another strike. We are moving forward with our plans for the benefit of customers after nine months of fruitless attempts to reach an agreement.
This action is unnecessary, unjustified and futile – we have guaranteed all our onboard staff a job until the end of the franchise, as valued members of our future operation, with no reduction in salary.
And claims that safety is at risk are just untrue. The independent rail safety body has said so, and nearly half our trains run without conductors already.
Southern says strike timetable will still apply tomorrow even though the strike is off.
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