A series of strikes on Southern trains in the UK has begun as a long running dispute over the role of guards on-board. Three days of industrial action began at midnight and is set to continue until Friday morning. Southern said it expected to run nearly two thirds of its services over the period.
Industrial action is affecting services on Southern trains, with RMT Union members beginning strike action. This walkout is expected to last five days, with Southern warning all trains will be hit until end of service on Friday. No Southern trains will run on routes between Clapham Junction-Milton Keynes Central; Dorking-Horsham; Oxted-Uckfield; and others.
Sujatha Jayaraj has taken over charge as Divisional Railway Manager, Southern Railway, Salem.
Vigilance Awareness Week is being observed from 31st October 2011 to 5th November 2011.