#8220;We#8217;ve it on good authority the deal, which may have enabled us to suspend the Southern strike action now, was sabotaged through the Government using their director of rail, Peter Wilkinson, pointing procedures from outdoors the talks.
It repeated its declare that the federal government had #8220;sabotaged#8221; any deal, and again named Transport Department official Peter Wilkinson as #8220;pointing procedures from outdoors#8221;.
RMT general secretary Mick Cash stated: #8220;RMT will tell you that people were inside an inch of creating progress towards boxing off an offer with Southern in Acas talks on Friday mid-day that took it#8217;s origin from the sale from ScotRail, a deal that enabled us to suspend all industrial action within the ScotRail pads dispute.
The union stated an offer had been talked about according to a deal made a week ago by ScotRail inside a similar dispute which brought to strikes being suspended.
The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union walked up its attack around the Government within the bitter dispute at Southern Railway.