Train drivers union Aslef has announced that its 750 members working for the One train company will take industrial action on 10, 17 and 24 November and 1, 8, and 15 December.
The dispute concerns a pay offer the union deems “totally unacceptable” and marks another low point in relations between the company and its key workers.
Andy Reed, Aslef national organiser, said: “The ballot we conducted shows our members are prepared to take action short of a strike, and 94% have voted for that strike action.
“Management need to recognise this and try to sort it out by coming back to the negotiating table in good faith. Otherwise we will demonstrate the strength of feeling of our members on the industrial action days we have announced.”
A statement from the company said the rejected pay deal was the sixth offer that has been made to drivers this year. The latest deal is a 3.7% increase and, according to One, is among the highest percentage increases offered to drivers in the rail industry this year.
One runs trains between London Liverpool Street and the East of England including Norwich, Stansted, Cambridge and Peterborough. The franchise is owned by National Express Group.