Southern rail deal with union fragile as drivers plan to vote against
Aslef member says colleagues are disappointed with deal in which union concedes on driver operation of doors
The deal reached by Southern and Aslef to bring an end to strikes on the troubled rail service may yet unravel, with a significant number of drivers believed to be planning to vote against the agreement.
Details of the agreement between the union and Southern’s operating company, Govia Thameslink Railway, news of which was announced at the TUC on Thursday, were given to drivers this weekend. The terms were denounced as a “shocking betrayal” by the RMT, which represents conductors who had also been fighting changes imposed by the train company.
Source: Guardian Transport