Rail workers call off strike action

East Midlands Trains
East Midlands Trains

A strike by Aslef members which threatened to disrupt East Midlands Trains’ services to the 2012 Olympics has been called off.

The action by train drivers was planned for August 6, 7 and 8.

The rail company will now run a full service after a settlement was reached over planned pension changes.

A joint statement from East Midlands Trains and Aslef says: “Following further constructive discussions on Thursday, July 26, East Midlands Trains and Aslef are pleased to confirm that a positive settlement of all issues relating to planned pensions changes has been reached.

“This means that previously announced strike action on August 6,7 and 8 has been called off and there will be no disruption to important rail services during the London 2012 Games.”