Q&A: what does the Southern rail deal over strikes mean?
After months of agony for commuters, drivers’ union Aslef agrees a deal with rail operator to end strikes. But will anything actually change?
Does the deal between Govia Thameslink Railway and Aslef mean the Southern dispute is over?
Yes – but only between the company and the drivers’ union, assuming that its members back the deal. The RMT – which represents the onboard supervisors, as conductors are now known – is still in dispute, and has called the majority of walkouts since last April. It has been invited to talks. But there should be no more strikes capable of bringing all trains to a halt.
Source: Guardian Transport