Workers on the new South Western Railway franchise are to vote on whether to strike in a dispute over the role of guards, the RMT says. The union said it wanted 'a guarantee of a second, safety-critical member of staff on all current services'. SWR called the dispute 'unnecessary' - adding it plans to get more drivers and guards on its trains. South Western Railway recently took over services that were operated by South West Trains.
Staff will vote on whether to strike over the role of guards on its trains, the RMT union says.