Court rejects bid to halt Southern train drivers' industrial action

Court rejects bid to halt Southern train drivers' industrial action

Owners of Southern railway had argued overtime ban and strikes broke European law guaranteeing people’s right to travel

The high court has rejected an attempt by the owners of Southern rail to prevent train drivers from taking industrial action.

The operators of Southern, Govia Thameslink Railway, had argued that the action by members of the Aslef union, which includes an overtime ban as well as impending strikes, was contrary to European law guaranteeing the rights of people to travel and of companies to invest, with GTR being partially owned by the French firm Keolis.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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