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Trains likely to be disrupted as drivers set to strike

Train services are likely to face disruption later this month as train drivers get set to go on strike.

Published 5 years ago | Updated 5 years ago
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Drivers for train operator Northern Rail voted more than four-to-one in favour of the strike in a row over pay. 82% of drivers turned out to vote in the ballot, in an overwhelming show of support for union Aslef.

The strike is likely affect services running thourgh Selby where many services are operated by Northern. These include services to York and stopping services to Leeds.

Two strikes have been called, due to take place on Friday, November 21th and Thursday, November 27th. The walk-out could yet be called off if negotiations to be held later week are fruitful.

Northern told the BBC it was "disappointed" by the outcome of the ballot, having made what it described as a "very good pay offer of 2.7% in 2014".

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First published at 09:50 on Monday, November 17th, 2014.
Last updated at 10:47 on Monday, November 17th, 2014.