A second union has referred to as a one-day strike affecting a big a part of the UK’s rail community, as disruption to coach companies appears to be like set to proceed into the autumn.
Practice drivers’ union Aslef introduced the 24-hour stoppage on 15 September in a dispute over pay – simply hours after fellow union TSSA announced its own strike on 26-27 September.
The Aslef strike, which is able to run from 00.00 to 23.59 on 15 September, will have an effect on 12 prepare working corporations. The union has already held two days of motion over the summer time.
The strike will have an effect on the next corporations: Avanti West Coast, Chiltern, Cross Nation, Better Anglia, Nice Western Railways, Hull, LNER, London Overground, Northern, Southeastern, Transpennine Specific and West Midlands Trains.
Mick Whelan, Aslef’s common secretary, mentioned: “We remorse that, as soon as once more, passengers are going to be inconvenienced. We don’t wish to go on strike – withdrawing our labour, though a basic human proper, is at all times a final resort for a commerce union – however the prepare corporations have pressured our hand.
“We wish the businesses – that are making huge earnings and paying their chief executives monumental salaries and bonuses – to make a correct pay provide to assist our members sustain with the rise in the price of dwelling.”
Clive Wratten, CEO of the Enterprise Journey Affiliation, mentioned extra rail strikes would have a “devastating affect on corporations of all sizes throughout the nation” simply as enterprise journey “ought to be hitting its peak” in September.
“We urge the unions to work with the prepare corporations to maintain important intercity hyperlinks working in order that enterprise can proceed,” added Wratten.
“The price of dwelling disaster is hurting us all, not simply prepare drivers. Most companies should not have the choice to strike and cripple a rustic.”