London Underground strike called off

04 April 2017

The proposed strike action over the Night Tube dispute has been suspended.

ASLEF has received additional clarification from LU management and their new proposal means that LU will fill full time vacancies from waiting lists in line with agreements and NT drivers.

The strike action planned for next weekend is therefore called off and the offer will be put out to a referendum of Night Tube members with a closing date of Tuesday 9th May.

ASLEF on rail franchising

26 April 2017

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has spoken out after publication of the government’s response to the Transport Select Committee’s tenth special report. Mick said: ‘Britain’s railway is doing well despite – not because of – privatisation. Everyone who works in the rail knows that...

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ASLEF on rail regulator's 'principles for DCO'

05 April 2017

  Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has responded to the publication today of ‘principles for driver controlled operation’ by the Office of Rail and Road.   Mick said: ‘As train drivers, we want a safe, efficient, and modern railway delivering for passengers and business in...

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ASLEF and Southern Rail: Referendum result

03 April 2017

ASLEF drivers have rejected a proposed resolution to the long-running dispute with Southern Rail. The following question was put to our driver members employed by Southern. Do you accept the proposed agreement on driver only operation and related issues on GTR Southern services?   Yes: 346 [48.2%] No:  372 [51.8%]...

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