Six days of rail strikes planned

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SIX days of strike action are to hit rail services on major routes from Sheffield due to a dispute over drivers’ pensions.

Members of the ASLEF trade union at East Midlands Trains are unhappy at plans by the company to reduce contributions into its pensions scheme.

The company runs Sheffield to London services and one of two hourly expresses between Sheffield and Manchester.

Some 76.4 per cent of drivers who took part in a ballot were in favour of industrial action and strikes are to take place on Tuesday May 1, Thursday, May 3, Tuesday, May 8, Thursday, May 10, Tuesday, May 15 and Thursday, May 17.

East Midlands Trains has pledged to run a skeleton service.

Full story see tomorrow’s Star.