Southern Rail drivers to be balloted on industrial action, says Aslef union

Southern Rail drivers to be balloted on industrial action, says Aslef union

Southern Rail drivers are to be balloted (Getty)

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Southern Rail drivers are to be balloted for industrial action after talks failed to resolve a dispute, according to the Aslef union.

A three day-strike is currently being held by the RMT union, who are in dispute with Southern Rail over the role of conductors. 

Southern said first-class travel had been declassified across all its services, telling ticket holders they could claim back the difference.

Last week Southern Rail urged the RMT union to hold a referendum on the issue, hoping to put an end to the dispute.

Strikes also caused travel chaos last week, and more are planned throughout November and December.