Train Drivers' Strike

Members of the Aslef union on East Midlands Trains will strike for three days during the Olympics.

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Train drivers to stage three days of strikes during the Olympics

Strikes for workers on East Midlands Trains during the Olympics Credit: ITV Central

Members of the Aslef union on East Midlands Trains will strike for three days during the Olympics.

As part of a row over pensions, they wil take industrial action on August 6th, 7th and 8th.

The company, which is owned by Stagecoach, said that the public will be "shocked and angry" that strikes are being planned at this time.

Train drivers call off strikes in the East Midlands

East Midlands Trains Credit: ITV Central

Strikes planned by drivers at East Midlands Trains have been called off after talks aimed at resolving a row over pensions.

Members of the Aslef union were due to strike on Saturday and next Monday.

The drivers had previously taken six days of strike action.

Aslef said constructive talks have been held with East Midlands Trains, which could end the dispute.

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Rail services were disrupted today when hundreds of drivers from East Midlands Trains walked out in the first of six strikes planned for May.

The train company wants to cut the amount of money it pays into staff pension pots.

But members of the driver's union ASLEF claim it'll dramatically reduce the amount of money workers receive when they retire.

Train drivers on strike at Derby railway station

Train drivers from ASLEF on strike at Derby railway station Credit: ITV Central

Train drivers from rail union ASLEF on strike at Derby railway station over planned changes by East Midlands Trains to their pensions.

Train drivers from ASLEF on strike at Derby railway station Credit: ITV Central

Members of the drivers' union Aslef plan further stoppages on Thursday and on May 8, 10, 15 and 17.

A reduced service will be in place today, and again on Thursday, with a replacement bus services in operation on many routes.

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