Southern Rail: Aslef members vote to accept deal to end long-running dispute

Southern Rail: Aslef members vote to accept deal to end long-running dispute

The decisions ends a long running dispute on driver-only trains

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Drivers working for Southern Railway have voted to accept a deal to end the dispute over driver-only trains.

Aslef members backed the agreement, which includes a pay rise of 28.5% over five years.

Mick Whelan, the organisation’s general secretary made the announcement, saying the members were pleased with a resolution they believed was beneficial to both staff and the company they work for.

The dispute on Southern began in April of 2016, and has resulted in a series of strikes on the network which have created travel disruption for thousands.

The resolution announcement came as Rail, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT) members continued with their strike on Southern Rail and four other networks on Wednesday.

The RMT’s general secretary has said the result didn’t change the campaign his union is currently running, blasting the deal as “shoddy.”