Following the news that there are 27 days of planned strikes on South Western Railways (SWR) in December, Liberal Democrat candidate for Kingston & Surbiton, Ed Davey, has written to South Western Railway and the RMT to demand that they stop the planned strikes immediately.
Members of the RMT will walk out for 27 days throughout December 2019, causing chaos to commuters, to businesses and to people travelling for Christmas.
Ed, along with Liberal Democrat candidates Sarah Olney (Richmond Park & North Kingston), Munira Wilson (Twickenham), Paul Kohler (Wimbledon), Sue Wixley (Putney), Monica Harding (Esher & Walton) and Mark Gitsham (Battersea), has written to SWR and the RMT.
We urge commuters to sign our petition to call off these strikes now!
We, the undersigned, urge that SWR and the RMT return to the negotiating table with their respective teams, and secure a resolution to the ongoing industrial depute regarding guards and driver-operated trains immediately – and that these strikes are called off now.