ASLEF and East Midlands Trains reach agreement

ASLEF and East Midlands Trains have reached an agreement over changes to staff pensions, meaning future strike action is suspended.

Previously, more strikes were planned by ASLEF for local train drivers on June 23 and 25, due to an agreement over the dispute not being reached.

Other unions, such as RMT and Unite, also support East Midlands Trains’ proposals.

David Horne, Managing Director for East Midlands Trains, said: “This is a positive and welcome step by ASLEF and means we can run our full service for passengers on Saturday 23 and Monday 25 June.”

“It’s very good news that the three trade unions representing our employees have now approved our updated proposals.

“Our pension scheme is in good health and our agreement with the unions will mean their members will be able to benefit from higher take-home pay and additional pensions benefits”.

Source: Stagecoach