Southern Rail chief's £495,000 pay in crisis-hit year

The chief of crisis-hit Southern Rail network has been paid £495,000 during a year in which the service was crippled by strikes.

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Unions condemn Southern boss's "telephone number" salary

Unions have condemned the news that the head of Southern Rail has received a pay package of nearly half a million pounds.

Charles Horton was paid nearly £500,000 despite the company having been hit by more than 30 days of industrial action by the RMT and Aslef unions over the past year.

The RMT's General Secretary, Mick Cash, said he is "astounded" by the salary:

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