Southern Railway drivers vote to strike over driver-only trains [Sky News]





Date: 28/11/2016

Drivers on Southern Railway have overwhelmingly voted to strike in a dispute over driver-only trains. The move raises the prospect of further travel disruption on Southern over the holiday period. Members of the ASLEF union backed walkouts by 87% and other forms of action by 95%, with a turnout of 77%. The union's executive is now deciding its next move and will have to give seven days' notice of any industrial action. ASLEF accuses Southern Railway of seeking to impose changes rather than trying to find common ground, while the company's owners branded the ballot 'wholly unnecessary and unjustified'.


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The dispute is separate from the long-running row between Southern and the RMT union over changes to the role of conductors.

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