Sussex commuters face problems as engineers call strikes

Rail commuters across Sussex could face delays this month following a decision by Southern Rail engineers to go on strike.

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Rail Union RMT has confirmed today (Friday July 3) that a ballot of engineering grade members on Southern Rail’s train operations resulted in a 9-1 majority for strike action and an even bigger vote for action short of a strike.

The 24-hour strikes will be from 4.59pm on Sunday July 12 and 4.59pm on Friday July 17.

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In addition, the RMT says that members have been instructed not to work any overtime, between:

5pm on Friday July 10 and 4.59pm on Sunday July 12.

The RMT has blamed ‘a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations’ for the industrial action.

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