RMT strikes began this week, with restricted service availability on Southeastern trains.
People in our area should avoid travelling on the following dates and times. The strikes already took place on Tuesday and will take place between 00:01 and 23:59:
• Saturday 25th June
The timetable of the strike can be found here https://www.southeasternrailway.co.uk/…/industrial-action
Refunds will be available for those deciding not to travel due to strike action.
The RMT strike action mean no trains at all across our whole area- Dover, Deal and the village stations. This means we are completely cut off from our essential train line. This includes GCSE and other students who usually travel by train to school or college, as well as key workers at our local hospitals and care homes.
These strikes are entirely unnecessary and irresponsible during a cost of living crisis when our country is trying to get back on its feet after the Covid pandemic. Given their impact, rail strikes should be the last resort, not simply a negotiation tactic. Union bosses and members should bear in mind the shocking impact this will have on the travelling public. Moreover, they risk frightening people away from the railways, just as the railways were starting to recover.