Thursday 2 February 2017 / 4:56 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Andy McDonald welcomes the resolution of the train drivers’ dispute with Southern Rail

Andy
McDonald MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
, welcoming the
resolution of the train drivers’ dispute with Southern Rail, said:

“This
is great news. At long last an agreement has been reached. While the full
details are yet to emerge, it is essential that any safety concerns have been
comprehensively addressed and resolved.  

“Sadly,
trust between Southern management and the workforce has reached an all-time
low, but hopefully this agreement marks the beginning of a more inclusive way
of conducting industrial relations in the future.

“Southern’s
long suffering passengers will be delighted at this news, but equally they need
to see the appalling standards of service, which they have endured for far too
long, greatly improve, and do so quickly.”