Southern rail users face more strikes as drivers reject Aslef-backed deal
Drivers vote against agreement that would have accepted rail firm’s plans for more driver-only operation of trains
Drivers for Southern have rejected a deal negotiated between the Aslef union and their employer, reigniting a long-running dispute that has frequently stranded hundreds of thousands of commuters.
The drivers voted by 54%-46% against a deal that offered limited assurances on rostering a second, safety trained crew member in return for accepting Southern’s government-led plans for more driver-only operation.
Source: Guardian Transport