Rail passengers warned of upheaval

RAIL users travelling between Ipswich and London could face major disruption after a trade union announced a series of train driver strikes on six consecutive Fridays - the first of which is next week.

RAIL users travelling between Ipswich and London could face major disruption after a trade union announced a series of train driver strikes on six consecutive Fridays - the first of which is next week.

ASLEF has confirmed that its 750 members working for operator 'one' will take industrial action against the company on November 10, 17 and 24 and December 1, 8 and 15.

The dispute is over a pay offer which the union deems “totally unacceptable”.

Last night rail users groups said they were disappointed that strike action was being considered and warned disruption could be considerable if the two sides did not sit down and work something out.

Officials from the train company are due to meet with representatives from the trade union on Monday.

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