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Today Sussex bishops plead for talks to end rail strike which is causing misery.

Today Sussex bishops plead for talks to end rail strike which is causing misery.

6 December 2016 Read more

Church of England bishops in Sussex have called for an end to the “cycle of blame” in the ongoing dispute affecting Southern Trains which, they claim, is causing misery in the lead up to Christmas.

In a letter jointing addressed to Govia (the parent company of Southern Trains), Union Leaders and the Department of Transport, the Bishop of Chichester, Dr Martin Warner, refers to the misery caused to working people and their families who rely on the railways for their wellbeing.

Backed by the bishops of Horsham [Mark Sowerby] and Lewes [Richard Jackson] Dr Warner is the diocesan bishop whose whole Diocese is served mainly by the Southern Trains franchise.

The bishops’ letter refers to a “moral obligation” to provide ...