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Commuters face a summer of strikes as Southern rail drivers announce more walkouts

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More chaos…

Aslef the train driver’s union has announced Thursday, more walkouts for August over the ongoing dispute with the beleaguered train operator, Southern rail over the driver-only operated trains.

The strike will see around 1,000 Aslef union members walkout on Tuesday, 1 August, Wednesday, August and Friday 4 August over a pay dispute plus the operator wanting to bring in driver-only operated trains.

The general secretary, Mick Whelan said: “Now is the time for Chris Grayling and the department for transport to step in and assist in finding a resolution to a problem they caused.”

It was announced earlier Thursday morning, that Govia Thameslink Railway who owns  Southern rail that they will be facing a fine of £13.4m that will help improve the network.



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