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Govia Gtr Railway Ltd v The Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen [2016] EWCA Civ 1309

Court of Appeal refuses GTR injunction application

GTR, who own the franchise to run Southern Rail, applied for an interlocutory injunction to prevent ASLEF, the train drivers’ union from calling strike action called for a number of days in December 2016 and January 2017. The application was refused. The dispute was over the use of Driver Only Operated passenger trains which are already in widespread use by other train companies. The company wished to expand the procedure to certain other routes.

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