Campaigning is ASLEF's core activity. Whether we are pressing for improvements in wages or conditions in a single company, arguing for a change in legislation to benefit our members, seeking justice for the underprivileged in this country or the abused abroad - we are on the campaign trail.
ASLEF is a founder member of Action for Rail a joint union campaign for a better future for Britain’s railways. We are also active in the Freight on Rail campaign which works to promote the economic,social and environmental benefits of rail freight. Other key campaigning initiatives currently include improvements to cab conditions, pensions and travel facilities. We try to make our campaigns innovative and eye-catching, and employ a range of tactics from Parliamentary lobbies and public demonstrations, to organisation of seminars and the production of literature. We believe that a union that ceases to campaign ceases to exist: and that any organisation committed to justice and equality will never have to look far for a cause that deserves our support.
- Driver Questionnaire
- RSSB want drivers' views regarding provision of TPWS permanent speed restriction trigger speed information.
- Demos at Conservative party conference
- Sunday 29 September: NHS Demo and Tuesday 1 Oct: Don't CON-DEM our public transport
- Support the FBU’s campaign against cuts
- The mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has proposed deep cuts in the London Fire Brigade.
- Labour says ‘Save our Daily Postal Delivery’
- Mick Whelan has backed the Labour Party campaign in opposition to government plans to sell off the Royal Mail.
- Austerity uncovered
- Austerity isn't working. In June 2013, the TUC and Britain’s trade unions will be traveling across the country letting people tell their own story about life in Britain today.
- Stop 25m mega-trucks
- Dangerous mega-trucks could create competition for more environmentally-friendly freight-on-rail.
- Demand justice for factory workers
- On the 24 April 2013, the eight storey Rana Plaza building in Dhaka collapsed. More than 1100 people, mainly female garment workers, were killed. Thousands more were injured. In the aftermath, a global alliance of trade unions and workers’ rights campaigners launched a campaign for multinational clothing brands to sign an agreement to ensure that factories are safe.
- Action for Rail: Keep staff on our railways
- The government and rail industry's plans to find savings of up to £3.5bn will place up to 20,000 jobs at risk and entail the de-staffing of a large proportion of our trains and stations. Disabled passengers may suffer as a result.
- May Day march and rally
- Come along on the 1st May to the London May Day march and rally. Give your branch banners an airing!
- Support Workers' Memorial Day events on 28 April
- The union is urging members to support events over the country marking International Workers Memorial Day.