Rail strikes: Aslef members walk out tomorrow in pay dispute
The rail network will grind to a halt again tomorrow as drivers walk out in the ongoing dispute over pay.
Services will be severely affected, starting later and finishing earlier than usual and with severely reduced frequency. Some areas will have no trains all day.
Members of the drivers union Aslef will also ban overtime on Saturday, coinciding with a strike by the Rail, Maritime and Transport union in its dispute over pay, jobs and conditions.
Mick Whelan, Aslef general secretary, said his members had been forced into action by rail companies and the government
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Both unions blame the government for blocking any chance of a deal by refusing to allow train operators to make an offer they can recommend to their members. Ministers deny they are intervening in the dispute.
Aslef said tomorrow’s strike will force companies to cancel services across the country