Swansea conductors to stage pay protests in London



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Two conductors are staging protests at Govia Thameslink Railway’s offices in King’s Cross and on the George Street line

Two conductors are staging protests at Govia Thameslink Railway’s offices in King’s Cross and on the George Street line in central London to urge the operator to reconsider their pay and conditions.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union are in a legal dispute with RMT over pay and other terms and conditions after deciding to strike from Tuesday over the pay dispute.

Last week RMT halted services on the Derrylin line between Derrylin and Greenock as part of the dispute.

On Friday, two conductors from Brighton delayed a crossing in Brighton to draw attention to the ongoing dispute.

Two members of the RMT received court summonses for taking part in a protest, Scotland Yard said.

A RMT spokesperson said: “We have been calling for a debate and dialogue on the offer we made for one week of talks in return for suspending our strike action on the Derrylin line.

“Instead, we have been presented with complete contempt by management, who have chosen to spend their time ignoring the union’s members’ calls for debate and dialogue. The industrial action now is unavoidable.”

The RMT said passengers on the Brighton crossing on Tuesday were not affected.

It has also issued a warning to directors and management from others affected by the strikes, such as the CrossCountry services.

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