Olympics train strike called off


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The Independent Online

A strike planned by train drivers during the Olympics in a row over pensions has been called off after a deal was agreed.

Members of the Aslef union at East Midlands Trains were due to walk out on August. 6, 7 and 8, threatening travel chaos for spectators going to the Games.

The two sides said that "constructive" discussions had led to the action being averted.

A joint statement said: "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 6, 7 and 8 August has been called off and there will be no disruption to important rail services during the London 2012 Games."