Due to a staffing issues/shortages, trains have been left as a "Driver-Only" Services. Meaning just what it sounds like. The driver alone takes on the usual duties of other staff. Obviously this could and has caused disruption in the form of delays and even safety concerns, as well as possible problems for disabled passengers boarding.
The Strike is due to take place next Wednesday 22nd Feb
He said: "The abject failure by Southern Rail in yesterday's talks to take the safety issues seriously has left us with no option but to confirm further action.
"These disputes could have been settled if Southern/GTR had listened to our case and given the guarantee of a second safety critical member of staff on their trains.