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Action for Rail at Waterloo

30 March 2015

Mick Whelan, ASLEF's general secretary, and Howard Kaye, EC member for District 5, joined activists at Waterloo this morning for an Action for Rail protest telling passengers their season tickets would be 10 per cent cheaper if Britain's railways were brought back into the public sector.

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The UK needs HS2

25 March 2015

The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee today published a report entitled ‘the Economic Case for HS2’ in which they state that the government has not made a convincing case for building the HS2 link between London and the North. The Committee believes that the government’s arguments in relation...

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TfL dresses up bad news as good

24 March 2015

Finn Brennan of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has responded to the announcement today by LUL of investment in four Tube lines. Finn said: ‘Once again TfL is dressing up bad news as good news. Londoners were promised this upgrade would be finished by 2018. Now we learn that...

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Great Western direct award to first group outrageous

23 March 2015

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has condemned the direct award of the Great Western franchise by Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin to First Group from September 2015 to March 2019 which has been announced today. Mick said: ‘This three and a half year direct award...

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Northern transport strategy 'blatent electioneering'

20 March 2015

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has described the ‘revolutionary plans for northern transport’ set out by George Osborne, Nick Clegg, and Patrick McLoughlin today as ‘blatant electioneering.’ Mick said: ‘The plans set out by the Chancellor, Deputy Prime Minister and Transport Secretary are fanciful...

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