Drivers’ strike could affect Lincoln – Sheffield train services

Northern Rail train drivers who are members of the ASLEF union have voted in favour of strike action, which will affect train services in Lincoln.

It was confirmed today by ASLEF that drivers for the train service voted “overwhelmingly” in favour of strike action over pay.

In the poll, 82.2% voted for, with 17.8% against. The turnout for the vote was 82%.

The dispute between the train drivers’ union and Northern Rail comes over an “unsatisfactory” pay offer for employees.

The strike, dates of which have not been confirmed yet, would affect train services to Saxilby, Gainsborough Lea Road, Worksop, Sheffield, Meadowhall and Adwick and the stops between.

Adrian Thompson, Human Resources Director for Northern Rail said: “We are disappointed that ASLEF Northern members have voted in favour of strike action despite receiving a very good pay offer of 2.7% in 2014 and 2.5% or RPI if it is higher in 2015.

“We are in continuing discussions with ASLEF and have already planned to meet next week in the hope of resolving the situation.”