Union members reject Southern Railway deal

SOUTHERN Railway drivers have rejected a deal aimed at resolving a long-running row over driver-only trains.
SOUTHERN Railway drivers have rejected a deal aimed at resolving a long-running row over driver-only trains.

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SOUTHERN Railway drivers have rejected a deal aimed at resolving a long-running row over driver-only trains.

Union Aslef said a proposed resolution to the dispute was rejected by 54.1 per cent.

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.’

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union are also embroiled in a bitter row with Southern over staffing and are set to stage a 24-hour strike on February 22.

Southern Railway run services between Portsmouth Harbour and Brighton.