Southern train drivers to strike on Tuesday after court rejects appeal

Southern train drivers to strike on Tuesday after court rejects appeal

Court of appeal’s ruling against franchise owner means industrial action will go ahead for three days this week

A strike by train drivers will bring Southern services to a complete halt on Tuesday after the court of appeal rejected a second attempt by the rail company to block the action.

Judges upheld last week’s ruling by the high court to dismiss claims by Southern’s owner, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), that industrial action called by the train drivers’ union, Aslef, infringed rights under European law.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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