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- ASLEF calls for review of TfL
- 27 Nov 2015ASLEF, the train driversí union, has urged Sadiq Khan to conduct a fundamental review of Transport for London should he become Mayor of London next year. The union made its call in a submission to the London Labour Partyís policy review, the deadline for which is today [Friday 27 November].
- ASLEF/RMT statement on DOO
- 27 Nov 2015This is a joint ASLEF/RMT statement opposing Driver Only Operation and Driver Controlled Operation.
- ASLEF to re-ballot Arriva Trains Wales drivers
- 26 Nov 2015Arriva Trains Wales has reneged on the agreed dispute resolution of 11th November and unfortunately ASLEF has been left with no option other than to re-ballot drivers for industrial action on Arriva Trains Wales.
- ASLEF on the autumn statement
- 25 Nov 2015Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train driversí union, has responded to todayís autumn statement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne.
- ASLEF slams Hendy review
- 25 Nov 2015Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train driversí union, has spoken out after Sir Peter Hendy today published his review into Network Rail.
- Time for government to act on freight
- 19 Nov 2015Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train driversí union, has called on the government to step in and help save Britainís beleaguered rail freight industry. Mick spoke out after John Smith, head of GB Railfreight, warned that Tory plans to close all UK coal-fired power stations by 2025 have left the rail freight industry at a crossroads. Coal has always been a mainstay of freight on rail. According to the Office of Rail & Road, coal accounts for 640 million net tonne kilometres in 2015-16 Ė 14% of all rail freight traffic.
- Record Tube numbers
- 19 Nov 2015Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train driversí union, has hailed the part Tube drivers play in keeping London on the rails after new figures revealed that London Underground had its busiest ever day last month when 4,735,000 people used the Tube. Transport for London said the record was set on Friday 9 October, beating the previous record of 4,734,000 passengers carried in the capital on 28 November last year.
- ASLEF's reponse to the Shaw report
- 13 Nov 2015Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train driversí union, has condemned the suggestion, in the initial Shaw report, that Network Rail could be fully or partially privatised.
- Arriva Trains Wales action suspended
- 11 Nov 2015Following progressive last-minute discussions with management today, the Executive Committee gave consideration to a revised 2015 Pay Offer. Accordingly, planned industrial action scheduled for 12 & 13 November has been suspended to allow members to consider the revised offer in an internal referendum.
- Arriva Trains Wales strike
- 10 Nov 2015ASLEFís executive committee met this morning with lead officer Brian Corbett and Arriva Trains Wales company council to consider two offers from the company. The EC found both offers to be unacceptable. So the strikes planned for Thursday 12 and Friday 13 November will go ahead.