Southern rail row deepens as Aslef announces strike ballot
Union announces plan to ballot train drivers on second day of industrial action by RMT members
The prospect of an early end to disruption on Southern rail services has receded as Aslef announced plans to ballot train drivers on industrial action.
The announcement came on the second day of a 72-hour strike by conductors on Southern trains. While Southern has managed to run more than half of its scheduled trains during the walkout by RMT members, a strike by drivers would cripple the service.
Source: Guardian Transport