A STRIKE by train drivers on LNER this weekend will affect services from Edinburgh to London.

Members of Aslef will walk out for the day and ban overtime over the weekend in a dispute over terms and conditions.

LNER said it will run more than 40 services between London, Edinburgh and West Yorkshire on Saturday, equivalent to 26% of its usual timetable.

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The dispute is separate to the long-running row over pay between Aslef and 16 train operators, including LNER.

Almost all (96%) of train drivers in Scotland, England and Wales belong to Aslef, as the union accussed LNER of failing to comply with the agreed bargaining process.

Commenting, Mick Whelan, general secretary of Aslef, said: “Train drivers are fed up with the bad faith shown by this company, probably at the behest of the Transport Secretary, Mark Harper, and the Rail Minister, Huw Merriman, and we are not prepared to put up with being bullied and pushed about by a company that thinks it can break agreements whenever it feels like it.

The National: Aslef general secretary Mick Whelan (Lucy North/PA)

“We honour the agreements we make, because we are honourable people. Train companies should do the same.

“It’s two years since P&O sacked its workforce in a disgusting and disgraceful action that the government allowed. But train companies in this country are not going to change our terms and conditions on a whim.”