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DFT scraps network upgrades

24 June 2015

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has condemned Patrick McLoughlin’s decision to scrap plans for the electrification of the Midland main line from London to Sheffield. The Secretary of State for Transport said soaring costs and missed targets make Tory pledges of a £38.5 billion...

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ASLEF response to LU night tube map

20 June 2015

London Underground tomorrow launches its official Night Tube map in a blaze of publicity - knowing full well that it won't be able to implement its proposals unless it sits down and does a deal with the men and women it wants to drive the trains through the night....

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ASLEF backs Jeremy Corbyn

18 June 2015

ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, is backing Jeremy Corbyn to become leader of the Labour Party.Jeremy, 66, has been MP for Islington North sine 1983. He is a member of the Socialist Campaign Group and the Labour Representation Committee. Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, said: ‘We are supporting Jeremy...

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Overwhelming vote for strike action on tube

17 June 2015

ASLEF members on London Underground have voted overwhelmingly for strike action in a dispute over the company’s decision to try to force through, without negotiation, new rosters which would mean Tube drivers will have to work an unlimited number of weekend and night shifts for no extra pay. In a...

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Our trains are assets, not commodities

15 June 2015

Britain's trains are assets that belong to the country, not commodities to be bought and sold, says Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, who has condemned plans, leaked today, to sell one-third of Britain’s rolling stock to a consortium of secretive investors from Abu Dhabi...

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