Posted: Thu 26th Nov 2015

Arriva Trains Wales drivers to be re- balloted on strike action

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Nov 26th, 2015

Arriva Trains Wales drivers are to be re-balloted on strike after union Aslef said the Company had “reneged” on the agreed proposal which saw a planned strike called off in early November.

Drivers on Arriva Trains Wales will cast a vote on whether to take strike action in a long-running row over pay, terms and conditions.

Aslef say they have been left with no option other than to re-ballot drivers for industrial action on Arriva Trains Wales.

General Secretary, Mick Whelan commented:

“After arriving at a deal with Arriva Trains Wales that we were happy to put to our members, the operator has subsequently shifted the goalposts by changing the length of shifts our members are expected to do.”

“ASLEF had hoped to avoid this action,and always seeks to find a resolution without strike action, but this is no way to conduct industrial relations and has left us with no choice other than to re-ballot.”

Arriva Trains Wales Driver has previously voted to take strike action on Novemenr 11th however that was called off following after progress in last minute talks.

At the time an RMT spokesperson said:

“After important progress in last minute talks with RMT and ASLEF, and after careful consideration by the union’s executive, we have agreed to suspend the strike action due to start on Arriva Trains Wales at midnight to allow for further discussions. Members have been instructed to work normally. “

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