RMT agrees provisional deal over SWR guards RMT agrees provisional deal over SWR guards

More walkouts planned by the RMT on South Western Railway have been suspended, after an apparent breakthrough at talks over the future of on-train staffing. The RMT said ‘substantial progress in talks with the company has allowed the union’s executive to suspend the on-going programme of strike action on South Western Railway over the retention and the role of the guard on their trains. The next phase of strike action was due to commence on Friday.’ SWR has welcomed the suspension of strikes, and said it was now looking forward to further constructive discussions.

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