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Fares becoming outrageous says union

30 December 2011

Increases to train fares beginning in the New Year have been condemned by ASLEF general secretary Mick Whelan. Mick says there appears to be a concerted effort by rail companies and government to drive commuters off the rails. 'Last year Philip Hammond said the railways were becoming 'a rich man's...

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New Year LUL strikes suspended

30 December 2011

The union has suspended the threatened industrial action planned on London Underground on 16 January and 3 and 13 February. General Secretary Mick Whelan says, 'This decision has been taken on the basis that meaningful talks will begin next week with LUL management over future staffing arrangements for drivers working...

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ASLEF win at High Court over Boxing Day Strike

22 December 2011

ASLEF is delighted that the High Court has found against London Underground in their attempts to impose an injunction on the Union’s planned industrial action on Boxing Day. Whilst ASLEF is delighted that the Court agreed that the action was legal, there is a great deal of frustration about the...

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No decision on LUL injunction

21 December 2011

There has been no decision in the High Court concerning the injunction sought by London Underground to prevent union members taking industrial action on Boxing Day. Proceedings will continue at half past ten tomorrow morning (22 December) and a decision can be expected in the afternoon.

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Fare rises mean rail for the rich

20 December 2011

Reacting to news that rail fares are to rise by an average of 5.9% in January 2012, Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, says these unreasonable rises reflect the disaster that is rail privatisation. 'When Major's Tory government privatised the railways it was, they said, to bring in competition. That...

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