Train drivers in the Aslef union at East Midlands Trains have voted by 75 percent to 25 percent to reject their pay offer and strike. They are now set to strike on Friday of this week, Monday and Friday of next week, and 3, 7 and 10 August.
Management have complained that they made an agreement with the union’s national leadership, only for local reps to mobilise to get the membership to reject the deal.
Aslef members at Northern Rail (West) have also voted by over 90 percent to take action over issues outstanding from last year’s pay deal. The workers are now set to strike on Thursday 6 August.