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Britain’s South Western Railway Latest to Face Strike Ballot

South Western Railways trains at London Waterloo station in London, UK.

South Western Railways trains at London Waterloo station in London, UK.

Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

British commuter train operator South Western Railway faces a strike ballot by members of the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association in the latest escalation of disputes over pay and jobs across the UK network.

TSSA will ballot hundreds of staff on walkouts after SWR said it had no mandate from the Department for Transport to make an offer addressing the union’s concerns, according to a statement from the labor group Thursday.