London 2012: Strikes planned by East Midlands Trains' drivers [BBC News]





Date: 19/07/2012

Strikes by drivers at East Midlands Trains have been planned for three days during the London 2012 Olympics in a row over pensions. Members of the train drivers' union Aslef have scheduled industrial action for 6, 7, and 8 August. It said talks with East Midlands Trains had failed to produce a breakthrough over pension contribution cuts. The rail operator said Aslef was 'playing games' and the strikes were a 'kick in the teeth' for customers.


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Strikes by drivers at East Midlands Trains are being planned during the London 2012 Olympics in a row over pensions.

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