Comment on Aslef ballot result
Commenting on the Aslef ballot result to accept the agreement with Southern Railway, Paul Plummer, chief executive of the Rail Delivery Group, representing train operators, said:
This decision leaves the RMT leadership completely isolated. The travelling public will not thank them for another round of disruptive and unnecessary strike action. The RMT should work together with rail companies to deliver the industry's plan to improve services for passengers, communities, the country and their members.
“This agreement shows that unions can be a part of a bright future for the railway, supporting the industry to deliver its plan to improve for passengers with more jobs in rail, including safety trained staff on trains and at stations.”