Overtime Ban Comes Into Force On Southern

Thursday 29th June 2017

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Up to a quarter of rail services on the Southern network could be cancelled today (29 June).

Drivers with the ASLEF Union start their ban on overtime, as part of their long-running dispute with the rail operator, over the introduction of driver-only trains. The union has said they’re taking the action owing to a ‘complete loss of trust’ between them and Southern.

Last week, Southern, who insists they have offered fair deals to the unions and say that driver-only operations is just modernising the system, announced that it plans to run 75% of services whilst the overtime ban is place.

Today the union will ballot its members to see if they want to take further industrial action.

Next month, drivers and conductors with the RMT Union will walk out for 24 hours in the same dispute, which they say compromises passenger safety.

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