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Anger as driver is injured by hooligans

20 December 2006

Andy Reed, ASLEF’s National Organiser, said he was horrified at an incident which left a train driver critically injured after hooligans threw masonry from a bridge in Worcestershire. ‘I am sure I speak for every train driver in the country when I offer our member and his family our...

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ASLEF leader slams Railtrack ‘betrayal’

18 December 2006

Keith Norman, leader of train drivers’ union ASLEF, has called remarks made over the weekend by Railtrack chief John Armitt ‘ either potty or treacherous’. Armitt has been calling for rural train services to be replaced by buses and taxis. ‘Mr Armitt announced his retirement last week,’ Keith said....

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ASLEF leader slams Railtrack ‘betrayal’

17 December 2006

Keith Norman, leader of train drivers’ union ASLEF, has called remarks made over the weekend by Railtrack chief John Armitt ‘ either potty or treacherous’. Armitt has been calling for rural train services to be replaced by buses and taxis.   ‘Mr Armitt announced his retirement last week,’ Keith said....

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World Aids Day - 1st December 2006

01 December 2006

The AIDS epidemic is a global emergency that effects people in every country on earth. UNAIDS estimated that by the end of 2005 a total of 25 million people will have died since AIDS was first recognised in 1981. In 2005, alone some 38.6 million people were known to...

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Union says no new roads from road pricing

01 December 2006

Although primarily a ‘business’ review, today's Eddington Review shows just how much concerns about transport have changed. When it was set up in 2005, the government was under pressure from the CBI for not building enough roads. Now the emphasis is on climate change and the need to cut...

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