Southern Rail says it will restore 'full train service' from next Tuesday after Aslef climdown

Southern Rail says it will restore 'full train service' from next Tuesday after Aslef climdown

Southern Rail has said it will restore a full train service

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Southern Rail has said it will restore a "full train service" from next Tuesday now drivers' union Aslef has suspended industrial action.

Aslef said yesterday that it would suspend planned strikes if Southern agreed to talks mediated by the Trades Union Congress. However the RMT, which represents train guards, has not suspended its own action.

Strikes have blighted the Southern network for several months, centring on the unions' claim that Southern's plans for driver-only operated trains, which would get rid of the guards, are unsafe.

Talks took place late last year at specialist mediation service Acas, but failed to yield a breakthrough.