ASLEF and Southern Rail: Referendum result

03 April 2017

ASLEF drivers have rejected a proposed resolution to the long-running dispute with Southern Rail. The following question was put to our driver members employed by Southern. Do you accept the proposed agreement on driver only operation and related issues on GTR Southern services?

 

Yes: 346 [48.2%]

No:  372 [51.8%]

Papers despatched: 953

Papers returned: 718

Turnout: 75.4%

Invalid papers: 0

Papers to be counted: 718

 

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, said: ‘We understand and support the decision arrived at in a democratic vote by our drivers and will now seek new talks with the company and work to deliver a resolution to this dispute in line with the expectations of our members.’


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