Southern Rail deal: RMT says it has no knowledge of any agreement

A Southern Rail employee stands at the entrance to a sealed-off platform during a recent strike

Southern Rail has been blighted by repeated strikes over the past year

Thursday, February 2, 2017

A spokesman for the Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers' union has said he has no knowledge of any deal to end the crisis on the Southern Rail network.

The RMT, which represents the guards on Southern trains, has been involved in prolonged industrial action with Aslef, which represents the drivers. The dispute has centred on plans to remove the guards on the network.

Earlier today it was reported that a deal has been struck with Aslef, which subsequently confirmed the news.

However, when asked by talkRADIO if it was party to any deal, the RMT spokesman replied by asking: "What deal?"

When informed of the news by our reporter, the spokesman said: “We’ll wait and see what any announcement is.

"We’ve not been involved in the talks, we’ll wait and see what the deal is.”