Southern rail operator launches legal action in attempt to stop strike

Southern rail operator launches legal action in attempt to stop strike

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The operator of Southern rail has launched legal action in an attempt to stop industrial action by the drivers of its trains. Aslef, the drivers union, this week announced three days of strikes later this month as well a week-long walkout in the new year.

Action by the drivers could cripple services on Britain’s biggest commuter rail franchise, which has been disrupted throughout the year by strikes by conductors.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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