Rail drivers set to strike again in Sheffield

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TWO days of strike action will affect rail services from Sheffield over the coming week as a dispute continues over pensions.

East Midlands Trains drivers in trade union ASLEF will walk out again on Tuesday and Thursday, after striking on the same days last week.

Two further strikes are planned on May 15 and 17.

The company said it was ‘disappointed’ the union has declined to meet speedily for further talks to resolve the dispute.

Clare McCartney, EMT human resources director, said: “We share the frustration of our passengers that there will be more unnecessary disruption for people who rely on rail services because ASLEF is not sitting down with us now to resolve the issues and we will not meet until Thursday afternoon next week.”

Some Sheffield to London services are running on strike days, but the company’s Liverpool to Norwich services through Sheffield will not operate.

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