Features

Here you can navigate through a selection of ASLEF Journal feature articles. You can also find archived issues of the ASLEF Journal and other ASLEF publications in the Publications section of the website.

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Rail Mail

01 August 2017

A new museum has just opened celebrating the Mail Rail under London which, at its peak, moved 4 million items every day.  At the back of the huge Royal Mail centre at Mount Pleasant, a short bus ride south of King’s Cross, a new tourist attraction opened on 28 July....

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Delegation to the West Bank

31 July 2017

(Article by District 5 Organiser Nigel Gibson, featured in the August 2018 issue of the ASLEF Journal) Earlier in the year, District 2 Organiser Kevin Lindsay, Howard Kaye, the EC member for District 5, and I were offered the opportunity to go to Palestine as part of a trade union...

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ABC and the #SouthernFail campaign

06 July 2017

Gregor Gall, Professor of Industrial Relations at the University of Bradford, looks at the opportunities afforded by protests organised by the Association of British Commuters against the Conservative government and Southern Rail (As featured in the July issue of the ASLEF Journal 2017; page 22)   Could it now be...

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Tackling cancer

01 July 2017

Jim Peters, of the Retired Members' Section, addressed delegates at AAD this year. to speak about his battle with prostate cancer and to raise awareness of the work carried out by two charities that he now works closely with.  His presentation ended with delegates rising to applaud his courage in...

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We need a public railway

05 June 2017

The Labour manifesto promises to bring Britain’s railways back into public ownership. Assistant general secretary Simon Weller says that’s what ASLEF has been campaigning for since 1993. (As featured in the ASLEF Journal in June 2017)   The aims of ASLEF are quite clear and enshrined in our rule book....

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