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Government has no strategy for rail

29 September 2016

The Department for Transport today announced the direct award of a three year contract extension to CrossCountry franchise operator Arriva. The German state backed rail company will now run the service until October 2019. Commenting on the news ASLEF General Secretary Mick Whelan said ‘today’s announcement is yet another...

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Anchor for the Labour Party

27 September 2016

Mick Whelan gave a rousing speech at the Trade Union Group of MPs and Unions Together reception during the Labour Party conference on Monday night. He said: ‘The trade union movement has always been an anchor for the Labour Party in times of trial and tribulation.The unions supported the...

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Leader who believes in public ownership

27 September 2016

Tosh McDonald, speaking from the podium in the transport debate on Sunday afternoon, said: ‘It is great to have a leadership which believes in the public ownership of the railway because we all know that privatisation doesn’t work. Take the East Coast. The privateers couldn’t make it work but, under...

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Mick elected TULO chair

26 September 2016

Mick Whelan was elected chair of the Trade Union & Labour Party Liaison Organisation on Saturday. ‘I want to thank all the trade unions who supported me,’ said Mick. ‘It’s a great privilege for me, and for my union, to hold this position.’ TULO co-ordinates the activities of the 14 trade unions which affiliate to the Labour Party – ASLEF; BECTU; the Bakers, Food & Allied Workers’ Union; Community; CWU; FBU; GMB; Musicians’ Union; NUM; TSSA; UCATT; Unison; Unite and USDAW.

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ASLEF welcomes Jeremy's re-election

25 September 2016

Jeremy Corbyn was re-elected Labour leader on the eve of the Labour Party conference. He won 61.8% of the vote, while Owen Smith got 38.2%. That’s a greater margin of victory than he achieved last year, emphatically endorsing his position. ‘Like most people in the Labour Party, and the...

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