Train drivers in the UK are set to go on strike once again, as part of an ongoing dispute with 16 train companies over pay.
The latest announcement by the train drivers’ union, Aslef, means that its members will walk out on May 12th, May 31st, and on the day of the FA Cup final, June 3rd.
The strike is expected to cause significant disruption to rail services across the country.
The dispute between the union and the train companies has been ongoing for several months. Aslef has rejected a 4% pay offer from the train companies, stating that it is not enough to make up for years of below-inflation pay increases.
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The union has argued that train drivers’ pay has fallen significantly behind that of other comparable professions, such as bus drivers and airline pilots.
The train companies have argued that they have offered a fair deal, and that the strikes will only cause disruption for passengers.
The companies have stated that they have made significant investments in improving rail services, and that the strikes will only serve to damage the reputation of the rail industry.
This latest round of strikes follows several large-scale rail strikes in recent months, which have caused significant disruption for passengers across the country.
The strikes have led to the cancellation of thousands of trains, with passengers forced to find alternative modes of transport or face long delays.