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From The Socialist newspaper, 1 March 2017

Southern Rail strike continues

RMT picket line at Victoria 22 February 2017 photo Chris Newby

RMT picket line at Victoria 22 February 2017 photo Chris Newby   (Click to enlarge)

The RMT Southern Rail guards picket line was out again in force outside Victoria station for the latest strike on 22 February. RMT members were buoyed up by the vote of Aslef drivers to reject the rotten deal as well as by the continuing public support they are getting from rail users and passers-by.

See socialistparty.org.uk/articles/24653 for more on the dispute.

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