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Calls to stop next week's strike

A Southern train on a platform Credit: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

The Transport Secretary is calling for driver's union Aslef to stop next week's strike after the Office of Rail and Road confirmed Southern Railway's plans for driver-controlled trains are safe.

Unions have been taking strike action over plans to introduce trains where the driver controls the operation of the doors, which the unions claim is unsafe.

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BA cabin crew Christmas strike called off

British Airways cabin crew had planned to go on strike over Christmas. Credit: PA

Planned strikes by British Airways cabin crew on Christmas Day and Boxing Day have been suspended, the Unite union has said.

Members were due to walk out in a dispute over pay.

The union said workers employed in the so-called mixed crew - who have joined since 2010 - were on lower pay than other staff.

Lengthy talks at conciliation service Acas have led to a revised offer which will be put to a ballot of union members

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