Southern action suspended ahead of talks

19 July 2017

ASLEF today accepted the offer from Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling MP to meet to discuss a resolution to the Southern Rail dispute. The offer comes following a call from the union, Stephen Lloyd MP and other groups yesterday for Mr Grayling to step in.


ASLEF General Secretary Mick Whelan said ‘ASLEF is committed to resolving matters as soon as possible while safeguarding the interests of our members, and the safety of passengers particularly those with disabilities. We hope talks can start as soon as possible and, ideally, within the week.’



Note to Editors: ASLEF will suspend its planned industrial action including the overtime ban with immediate effect.




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