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A people's railway

25 September 2017

Once more I have to pay tribute to the emergency services and the workers across all grades who showed their dedication and responsibility after another terrorist incident aimed at the transport network. We will never be bowed or cowed by such cowardly and dangerous actions but vigilance – and a...

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Tories and the DfT - here we go again

22 August 2017

Well, here we go again. A party that promised electrification of key areas in 2010, and then truncated the proposals to win votes, has done it again: 2015 electrification, 2017 no mention of reduced investment until after elected. The figures for the comparative investment, in particular rail, per head of...

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Trains, Hammond and hypocrisy

01 August 2017

The attacks by the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, on this trade union have sparked a furore in the press and rightful indignation amongst our membership. During a cabinet meeting Mr Hammond said that driving a train is so easy ‘even a woman can do it’. He was slapped down, quite rightly,...

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Somewhere up the stairs, into the fire

01 July 2017

It’s been a long month with the run up to the election and, of course, our own parliament, AAD, in Bristol, much of which is covered in the following pages. We have a hung parliament with the Conservatives seeking an alliance, not a coalition, of ‘confidence and supply’ with the...

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We fought hard for everything we have

26 May 2017

This trade union is affiliated to the Labour Party. The decision by members to affiliate, and enshrine it in our rule book, to which every member signs up on application, was a wise one but is not, for some reason, always understood by some members. The Labour Party was founded...

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