ASLEF calls off proposed six-day National Express East Anglia train strike

TRADE union ASLEF has today (Wednesday) called off its proposed six-day rail strike on the National Express East Anglia (NXEA) network.The union and rail operator had been locked in talks after workers rejected a pay offer from NXEA. This followed a seri

TRADE union ASLEF has today (Wednesday) called off its proposed six-day rail strike on the National Express East Anglia (NXEA) network.

The union and rail operator had been locked in talks after workers rejected a pay offer from NXEA. This followed a series of strikes in July and August.

Mark Phillips, deputy managing director, NXEA said: "I am very pleased that we have now reached agreement with ASLEF over this year's pay deal following constructive talks that have taken place with the union over recent days.

"As a result of these discussions, the on-going pay dispute is now resolved and the union has called off their strike action which was proposed to commence on Monday September 21.

"This is excellent news for our customers who can plan their journeys with confidence and a full and scheduled train service will now operate as per the normal timetable.