Train strikes off following talks

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PLANNED strikes affecting train services from Sheffield have been cancelled.

The action was cancelled after ‘constructive’ talks between union bosses and East Midlands Trains - which runs services between Sheffield and Nottingham, Manchester and London - following a dispute over pensions.

Members of the Aslef union were due to take industrial action on Saturday and Monday, but the union said constructive talks have been held with the company which it hopes will lead to a satisfactory conclusion to the dispute.

The train operator now plans to run a full and normal service on these days.

David Horne, EMT managing director, said: “This is a positive and welcome step by ASLEF and means we can run our full service on Saturday and Monday.”