Aslef union members reject deal with Southern Railway over driver-only trains

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Members of the Aslef union have rejected a deal aimed at ending a long-running dispute about driver-only trains on Southern Railway.

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The vote was 48.2% in favour of the proposed agreement, with 51.8% against, on a turnout of 75%.

We understand and support the decision arrived at in a democratic vote by our drivers and will now seek new talks with the company and work to deliver a resolution to this dispute in line with the expectations of our members.

MICK WHELAN, GENERAL SECRETARY ASLEF

It's a hugely disappointing outcome for our passengers, particularly as the agreement carried the full support and recommendation of the Aslef leadership.

ANDY BINDON, GOVIA THAMESLINK RAILWAY

Aslef leaders had recommended that the deal should be accepted, believing it is the best that can be achieved.