Drivers from the Aslef union have accepted a deal with Southern rail, bringing to an end an 18-month dispute. Members voted by 79.1% to accept the resolution which includes a five-year pay increase worth 28.5%. The dispute over safety came after Southern introduced driver-only operated (DOO), or driver-controlled operated (DCO) trains. The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union, which is locked in the same row, described it as a 'shoddy deal'.
The deal between Southern and the drivers' union includes a five-year pay increase worth 28.5%.