The 24-hour strike action came in the wake of national rail dispute over pay, job security, and working conditions.
Aslef previously postponed a strike planned for September 15, while fellow rail union the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) also suspended strikes which had been due to take place on September 15 and 17.
It was reported that Aslef’s rail strike is held to coincide with the annual conference of Conservatice Party in Birmingham from October 2 to October 5.
Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming rail strikes.
When were the rail strikes supposed to take place in September 2022?
The new round of industrial action by the TSSA and Network Rail was due to take place from midday on Monday September 26, 2022 until Tuesday September 27, 2022 for a period of 24 hours.
This was to coincide with the third and fourth day of the Labour Party Conference being held in Liverpool from Saturday, September 24 to Wednesday, September 28 2022.
What services will be affected by the TSSA rail strikes?
Alongside Network Rail General Grades (Bands 5-8) and Controllers, the following train operating companies (TOCs) were involved in the strike action.
- Avanti West Coast
- East Midlands Railway
- Great Western Railway
- TransPennine Express
- West Midlands Trains
What Newcastle services would be affected?
These are the companies frequently operate to and from Newcastle:
Customers are advised to check with their train company before travel and keep up to date on the latest updates via their website.
What is the TSSA?
The Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA) is a trade union that brings together transport professionals who fight for fair, safe and progressive workplaces.