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Southern train drivers vote to strike over pay row

Southern train drivers vote to strike over pay row Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire

Train drivers on one of the country's busiest rail operators, Southern, have voted to go on strike in a row over pay, the Aslef union has announced.

Members of Aslef at Southern backed walkouts by 91% and other forms of industrial action by 95%. The turnout was 85.3%. The votes, and the turnout, were both well above a threshold being planned by the Government for union strike ballots.

Aslef said it is meeting the company tomorrow for talks to try to resolve the dispute.