Train strike called off after ‘productive’ talks

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A strike which would have hit train services in South Yorkshire on Sunday has been suspended.

Train maintenance staff belonging to the Unite union had been due to strike for a week from 6am on Sunday.

But talks between the union and East Midlands Trains were ‘productive’ and Unite has now agreed to suspend the industrial action while its members consider the latest offer.

All services will now run a ‘full and normal’ timetable.

Clare Burles, human resources director at East Midlands Trains, said: “The talks we held with Unite were very productive and we are pleased they have suspended this industrial action.

“This is great news for our passengers and we will continue to engage with Unite with a view to prevent this happening again.”