East Midlands Trains' drivers to strike again over pensions

Rail passengers have been warned to expect delays as staff working for East Midlands Trains plan to strike over pension disputes.

Driver’s union Aslef represents 460 drivers working for the company, and is taking the action over proposals to reduce pension fund contributions for both workers and the firm from July.

The union rejects claims from the company that the change would not affect pension benefits, stating that the calculations are unreliable.

Talks will take place on Thursday (10 May 2012) in an effort to resolve the dispute. The strike follows two days of industrial action on 1 and 3 May, which resulted in a reduced service. 

Clare McCartney, HR Director for East Midlands Trains, says: “We want to meet now to get this unnecessary dispute resolved.

“We share the frustration of our passengers that there will be more unnecessary disruption for people who rely on rail services.”


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