Talks continue to end rail dispute

TALKS between railway operator National Express and train unions to stop proposed strikes are set to continue.Over the past two weeks, the National Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers Union and Aslef have held two-day strikes in a row over pay and working conditions.

TALKS between railway operator National Express and train unions to stop proposed strikes are set to continue.

Over the past two weeks, the National Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers Union and Aslef have held two-day strikes in a row over pay and working conditions.

Members of the Transport Salaried Staffs' Association are set to join Aslef and the RMT in strikes due to take place this week on Thursday and Friday.

The unions have met today with mediation agency, ACAS, National Express today to try and resolve the issues and avoid further strikes.


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A spokesman from Aslef said: “We have had a full day of talks with ACAS and we will be continuing those today. That is all I can say at this point.”

A spokesman for National Express added: “All of the unions have met with ACAS and had a full day of talks and all parties have agreed those are set to continue.”

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