Aslef union members reject deal in Southern Railway dispute
13:43 16 February 2017
A resolution ‘in line with their expectations’ is now being worked out
The Southern Railway dispute has dramatically flared up after members of the drivers’ union rejected a deal aimed at resolving a long-running row over driver-only trains.
Aslef said a proposed resolution to the dispute was rejected by 54.1% in a turnout of 72%.
General secretary Mick Whelan said: “We understand and support the decision arrived at democratically by our members and will now work to deliver a resolution in line with their expectations.”
The Southern dispute has disrupted trains which regularly travel from Ashford International, and Tonbridge Station, causing chaos for many travel commuters.