Strike action threatening Skegness train services is called off

THREE days of strike action which threatened to bring Skegness rail services to a standstill at the height of the tourist season have been called off.

East Midlands Trains and the train driver’s union ASLEF resolved their pension dispute during today’s talks.

In a joint statement they said: “Following further constructive discussions today, 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.”

The long-running dispute had already brought train services to a standstill during six one day strikes in May, provoking outcry from tourist leaders on the coast.