Train drivers who are members of Aslef are to stage three fresh strikes which will include FA Cup final day when Wembley hosts Man City and Man United.
The train drivers will strike on 12 and 31 May and again on 3 June after the union has rejected a “risible” 4% pay offer.
The pay rise offer was from 16 train companies which Aslef is in a long running row over pay and General secretary Mick Whelan said the drivers have not received a pay rise since 2019.
Whelan said, “Our executive committee met this morning and rejected a risible proposal we received from the Rail Delivery Group (RDG).
“The proposal – of just 4% – was clearly not designed to be accepted as inflation is still running north of 10% and our members at these companies have not had an increase for four years.
“The RDG, in turn, rejected our proposals to modernise Britain’s railways and help them run more efficiently, for passengers and for businesses, in the 21st century.
“Consequently, we have today announced three more days of strike action on Friday May 12, Wednesday May 31 and Saturday June 3 at the companies with which we are in dispute, and which are letting down passengers, and taxpayers, so badly.
“We are also withdrawing non-contractual overtime from Monday May 15 to Saturday 20 inclusive, as well as on Saturday May 13 and Thursday June 1.”
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