Overtime ban on Southern Rail service suspended for talks

A proposed overtime ban for union members on a rail service has been postponed to allow fresh talks.

Friday, 2nd June 2017, 7:00 am
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:16 pm

Train drivers union ASLEF have suspended a planned overtime ban on Southern Rail trains that would have seen almost one thousand members who work for the rail operator refuse to work overtime from Sunday.

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It the ban went ahead, it means hundreds of services could be cancelled every day for week or months.

Drivers work one day overtime a week on average and the operator relies on overtime days to maintain its service.