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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Russian Revolution: Fascinating exhibition at the British Library

01 June 2017

Russian Revolution: A fascinating exhibition at the British Library   One of the first exhibits as you enter this rich display is a thin green booklet sitting unobtrusively in a glass-covered case. Apparently harmless, it has proved more explosive than any Molotov cocktail: for this is a first printing of...

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TUC Black Workers’ Conference

01 May 2017

This year’s TUC Black Workers’ Conference, at Congress House from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 April, had the theme of ‘Mobilising black workers and communities’.    The ASLEF delegation consisted of five members – Paul Patmore (D2); Surjeet Puee (D4); Khalid Nasim Rana (D5); Trevor Robinson (D8); and Floyd Doyle...

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Justice for Injured People

06 March 2017

TOM JONES, head of policy at Thompsons solicitors, reveals how access to justice for injured people is under attack by the government – and what we can do about it:   BEFORE Christmas, the government finally published its plans – first announced in November 2015 – which would, if pushed...

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All I want is 20/20 vision

01 March 2017

Brexit notwithstanding, revised regulations for the European Train Drivers’ Licence come into force next year. ASLEF’s assistant general secretary Simon Weller explains what the medical changes will mean for us:   WHILST the media may be full of the Conservative government’s plans for a hard Brexit from the European Union...

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Trains, planes and automobiles

15 February 2017

CHRIS NUTTY reports on a recent study visit he organised to look and learn about manufacturing and new technology in Germany: Our week long programme of visits began at the Technik Museum in Speyer, a town in Rheinland-Pfalz, a 40 minute train trip from our base at the Ibis hotel...

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