Talks between First TransPennine Express and train drivers union ASLEF have today, Friday 26th August, ended.

The union have agreed to consult their members on a proposal of a 5% settlement starting from today.

Vernon Barker, FTPE Managing Director, said;

"We are pleased that through dialogue and discussion we have been able to get to a position where the ASLEF negotiating team believe they can now recommend a deal to their membership."

Therefore all industrial action will be suspended whilst ASLEF ballot their members with a recommendation to accept.

FTPE will be running its normal and full timetable.



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