Train drivers walk out as union chief says pay talks with ministers have stalled

No pre-roll ads. The leader of a train drivers’ union says pay negotiations with ministers have stalled over the past four months as fresh rail strikes take place. Members of the Aslef union walked out on Friday at more than a dozen train operators, crippling services across England. Aslef general secretary Mick Whelan said the union had seen “neither hide nor hair” from the Government since the beginning of the year, with “one token meeting” on January 6.