Train drivers on the London North Eastern Railway (LNER) line will strike for 5 days subsequent month, their union, ASLEF, has mentioned.
The drivers on the East Coast Main Line, which runs between London King’s Cross and Scotland by way of Newcastle, will stroll out from 5 to 9 February.
Staff can even refuse to work any non-contractual extra time between 7 and 10 February.
It’s the newest transfer within the drivers’ long-running pay dispute and coincides with a collection of strikes towards practice operators throughout England beforehand introduced by ASLEF.
The union’s members will refuse to work extra time for 9 days from 29 February and maintain every week of rolling 24-hour strikes round England, in the future at every particular person operator, on totally different days between 30 January and 5 February.
The newest motion is in response to the threatened imposition of minimal service ranges on the state-run London-Scotland service, and fears that drivers could be compelled to work, The Guardian mentioned.
Mick Whelan, common secretary of ASLEF, mentioned: “We have given LNER administration, and their authorities counterparts who maintain the purse strings, each alternative to come back to the desk and so they have up to now made no sensible supply to our members.
“We have not heard from the transport secretary since December 2022, or from the train operating companies since April 2023.
“It’s time for them to come back to the desk and work with us to resolve this dispute so we will all transfer ahead and get our railway again on monitor.”
The dispute began in the summertime of 2022 and reveals little signal of being resolved.
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In December, ASLEF members staged every week of walkouts after voting to proceed taking industrial motion for the subsequent six months.
One rail dispute ended final month when members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union voted overwhelmingly to simply accept a deal to finish their long-running combat over pay and situations.