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TSSA backs Southern passengers

11 July 2016

TSSA General Secretary Manuel Cortes calls for Ministers to intervene in the Southern franchise.

Backing the passenger protests over Southern's reduced new timetable, Manuel Cortes, leader of the TSSA rail union, said:
"Ministers should end passenger misery and call time on Southern's franchise - it is simply not up to running this railway. They should listen to more than 12,000 passengers who have signed a petition calling on them to strip GTR of this franchise.
"The emergency timetable is a clear signal of failure and the company's insistence on putting its shareholders interests ahead of those who matter most, the passengers. A publicly owned franchise would put passengers at the front of the queue.
"One of Labour's most popular policies under Jeremy Corbyn is the promise to take railways back into public ownership. But we cannot afford to wait until 2020 to act at Southern, Ministers must intervene immediately and end this failed franchise now."

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