Train drivers’ strike avertedOctober 10, 2008
The train drivers’ strike which threatened to severely disrupt all services next Monday has been called off.
This afternoon Northern Rail announced made the following announcement:
Northern Rail is pleased to announce that its drivers in the North West have suspended their planned strike action for Monday 13 October 2008 and a normal timetable will be in operation.
Train drivers working for Northern in the North West had been balloted over industrial relations, but agreement has been reached on all issues and the strike action has been suspended pending a meeting of the ASLEF Executive Committee on 14 October 2008.