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17 years on - justice for ASLEF man convicted of manslaughter

12 December 2007

This morning the Court of Appeal quashed a train driver’s 17 year old conviction for manslaughter.   Bob Morgan - a train driver and ASLEF member - was convicted of two counts of manslaughter on 3 September 1990. He was sentenced to 18 months in jail, of which 12 were...

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Freightliner Squashes Up!

29 November 2007

Freightliner has placed an order for 30 new state-of-the-art locos, including air-conditioned cabs – and has detailed progress on the improvements it is making to cabs in its existing 66 cabs. The company’s Production Director has assured Keith Norman that it is ‘more than happy to involve ASLEF as much...

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ASLEF condemns excessive rail fare increases

28 November 2007

ASLEF general secretary Keith Norman predicted ‘an immense sense of outrage’ at the news that some rail fares are to increase by up to seven times the current rate of inflation. ‘Today’s announcement flies in the face of the government policy of attracting people to rail,’ he said.   Some...

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ASLEF calls off East Midland strikes

13 November 2007

ASLEF today announced that it is calling off strikes planned for each Thursday from now until the end of the month in its dispute over pensions with the old Midland Mainline franchise.   East Midland Trains, the new franchise company which inherited the problems from Midland Mainline, has proposed talks...

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Silverlink: strikes end as new talks begin

13 November 2007

ASLEF’s executive committee has called off strikes due to take place on Fridays until the end of the month after the new rail franchise companies that are replacing Silverlink agreed to talks about the pension problems that caused the dispute. The Silverlink franchise has been taken over by London Overground...

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