June 22nd 2012
Drivers at East Midlands Trains have called off strike action following “constructive” talks over pensions.
ASLEF representatives accepted proposals outlined yesterday and suspended strike action planned for June 23 and 25.
David Horne, managing director for East Midlands Trains, said: “This is a positive and welcome step by ASLEF and means we can run our full service for passengers on Saturday 23 and Monday 25 June.”
The RMT and Unite unions had also earlier confirmed their approval to the company’s updated pension proposals.
Mr Horne added: “It’s very good news that the three trade unions representing our employees have now approved our updated proposals. Our pension scheme is in good health and our agreement with the unions will mean their members will be able to benefit from higher take-home pay and additional pensions benefits.”