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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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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Liverpool, London, Paris, Munich...

02 February 2017

A train driver hailed as a hero for preventing disaster by bringing his loco to a safe halt despite suffering a serious heart attack at the controls has raised £10,000 for two charities. David Graham, 53, who lives in Childwall, Liverpool, and works for TransPennine Express, would have died had...

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DOO – more crime on rail

27 January 2017

ASLEF submitted three pieces of evidence – consultations and responses – over the festive period covering a variety of topics that affect our members.   The union responded to a British Transport Police consultation on how the BTP should organise its criminal investigations business area. We explained that, if the...

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