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Southern Railway conductors are striking for five days

Rosie Percy

As if 341 cancelled trains a day and overcrowded carriages weren't enough, long-suffering Southern Railway passengers have another slap in the face coming their way. Today conductors from the RMT Union have announced a five-day strike, starting in ten days' time. 

The latest round of industrial action follows calls from our man Sadiq Khan to TfL, urging it to take control of the train company he described as an 'embarrassment to our city' earlier this month

It seems the RMT stands with Sadiq and the hordes of stressed-out London commuters who have at times been left stranded for hours. A statement from RMT General Secretary Mick Cash suggests that they have few other options other than the mass walkout, saying:

'We share the anger and frustration of passengers and we cannot sit back while jobs and safety are compromised on these dangerously overcrowded trains.'

So when can we expect the Southern shit to hit the fan? RMT has said the walkout will start at 00.01 on Monday August 8, and will finish at 23.59 on Friday August 12. 

We'll let you know if we hear anything further but you might want to ask the boss about working from home that week. 

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