SOUTHERN RAIL STAFF IN BITTER DISPUTE OVER WHICH STAFF ARE AUTHORISED TO MAKE TEA
“It’s like a throwback to Victorian times” rages driver who must get his own brew
SOUTHERN RAIL STAFF have walked out on strike today as part of a bitter industrial dispute over working practices surrounding which staff are authorised to get the brews in.
Mick Cash, the RMT's general secretary, said: "Despite all of the threats and bullying from the company, RMT can confirm that the strike action is rock solid and determined again this morning across the Southern Rail network."
“This action is absolutely necessary. Southern rail are telling drivers that they have to make their own brew when they report for work whilst it’s been an established working practice for years that the Guards get them one whilst they’re fetching their own.”
A disgruntled train driver from the network raged, “Every morning I arrive to take the 6.48 to Balcombe and Kevin usually asks if I want a brew, but now these w*%kers are telling me I have to get my own. It’s like a throwback to Victorian times. They’ll have us crawling up chimneys next.”