London Midland strike 23 December

13 December 2010

Train drivers on London Midland Trains have voted to take industrial action on 23 December as part of a dispute over equal pay and conditions for drivers working for the company. London Midlands connects the capital, the Midlands and the north-west.

‘London Midland is made up of two previous franchises, Silverlink and Central Trains,’ explains ASLEF officer Mick Whelan. ‘We have been negotiating for three years to harmonise the conditions of drivers from the two companies – over 600 in all - but our efforts have been resisted by management all the way.

‘Some drivers are being paid £1,200 less than other drivers for doing exactly the same job. It is a ludicrous situation and we will be taking strike action to demonstrate the strength of feeling of our membership at London Midland.’

The company has been informed of the membership vote and the union’s decision.

From the start of next week, union members will be handing out this leaflet explaining the reasons for the dispute to the public. View and print off the flyer here: 

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