Aslef union members reject Southern Rail deal

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Aslef union members have rejected the deal with Southern Rail that would have ended the long running dispute.

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has been in talks with Southern Rail to end the dispute over driver-only operated (DOO) trains.

The driver’s union rejected the deal by 54.1 per cent to 45.9 per cent with a turnout of 72.7 per cent.

Nick Brown chief operating officer of Govia Thameslink Railway said:

“Naturally we’re saddened and hugely disappointed, as will be our passengers with today’s decision by drivers, particularly as the agreement carried the full support and recommendation of the ASLEF leadership. We now need to understand the issues which led to this outcome and we’ll be seeking to meet the union as soon as possible to see how we can agree a way forward.”

“We now need to understand the issues which led to this outcome and we’ll be seeking to meet with the union as soon as possible to see how we can agree a way forward.”

 

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