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Southern Fail play Scrooge this Christmas

11 December 2017

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has slammed Southern Rail’s ‘sneaky’ fare increase as the Christmas present no commuter wants.   Mick said: ‘Ebenezer Scrooge would be proud of this wheeze. GTR, without warning, switches some of its services from one of its companies, Southern, to...

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Failure of management and regulation to blame for Croydon tragedy

07 December 2017

The RAIB report into the derailment of a tram at Sandilands will be published this afternoon.   A FAILURE OF REGULATION AND MANAGEMENT IS TO BLAME FOR THE CROYDON TRAGEDY The loved ones of those killed and injured deserve to hear more than either the usual cliche...

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Fares rise (again)

04 December 2017

Tomorrow morning we will learn just how much more passengers will be paying from the start of next month to travel on our overcrowded trains. The Rail Delivery Group is announcing the latest round of price hikes for hard-pressed commuters at 7am. They will be pitched just (and artfully) below...

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Grayling's Rail Strategy

28 November 2017

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has condemned Chris Grayling and the Conservatiive government ahead of an announcement to be made tomorrow [Wednesday] about his plans for the railway network in Britain.   The plans, leaked by the DfT tonight, will claim that 'The government is...

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Young Members

27 November 2017

TUC Young Workers’ Month – held in November every year – helps promote trade unions and highlights the issues young workers face in the 21st century.    Until this year ASLEF had not organised around young members but, in January, our Young Members’ Forum was convened with one member, aged...

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