Deal struck with Aslef over Southern Rail dispute [BBC News]





Date: 15/03/2017

A deal aimed at ending the dispute between Southern Railway and the Aslef union over driver-only trains has been agreed. Parent company Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) said both sides had secured a 'recommended deal' after 'constructive talks'. Mick Whelan, General Secretary of Aslef, said union members would now be balloted on the proposals. The result of the vote will be announced on 3 April. Mr Whelan said the new terms 'offer solutions to our concerns, as well as restoring the confidence of all parties, and the travelling public'. GTR director Andy Bindon said he was pleased with the deal and hoped it would end 'an extraordinarily difficult period for passengers, staff and the regional economy'.


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A deal aimed at ending the dispute between Southern Railway and the Aslef union over driver-only trains is agreed.