Aslef Announces Three New Dates for Industrial Action
Aslef, the train drivers’ union, announced three new dates for industrial action after rejecting a pay offer from 16 train companies. The proposed dates are May 12, May 31, and June 3 (the day of the football cup final and Epsom Derby). Aslef’s general secretary, Mick Whelan, called the proposal “risible” and stated that their members have not had an increase in four years.
The rejected pay offer of just 4% was deemed inadequate by Aslef due to the ongoing inflation of over 10%. The proposed industrial action is set to disrupt train services during a busy period, and the announcement has caused widespread concern. Aslef’s members are demanding fair pay for their work, and the union believes that the proposed action is necessary to achieve their goals.
Rejected Pay Offer and Proposed Dates
Aslef’s decision to take industrial action highlights the ongoing challenges faced by workers in the UK, particularly in the transport industry. It remains to be seen how the train companies and the government will respond to the announcement, but it is clear that negotiations will need to take place to prevent further disruption to train services.
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