Train drivers at 12 train operating companies, who are members of ASLEF, will be taking strike action on Saturday 26 November in their dispute over pay.
Despite talks between the union and the employers so far there has been no offer on pay.
Whilst the rail companies are making huge profits, they want their employees to take another real terms cut in pay this year. Most train drivers have not even had a nominal increase in pay since 2019, so have already experienced real terms pay cuts for two years.
Aslef members have taken 24 hour strike actions this year on Saturday 30 July; Saturday 13 August; Saturday 1 October, and Wednesday 5 October at all the operating companies which have, so far, failed to make an acceptable pay offer.
This strike by ASLEF should be fully supported and activists encouraged to show solidarity.
To find where picket lines are taking place, for this strike and the strikes of other trade unions visit the website of Strike Map UK and also follow it on Twitter @StrikeMapUK.
These strikes are an important fight back against the austerity offensive.
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