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Tube strike District line Friday 13

09 April 2018

ASLEF members at Acton Town on the District line will be taking strike action for duties booking on between 00.01 and 23.59 on Friday 13 April as London Underground continues to ignore repeated offers of talks. For more than two months, London Underground management has refused to meet ASLEF to...

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ASLEF sends solidarity greetings to the CGT

09 April 2018

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union in the UK, has sent a message of solidarity to Gilbert Garrel, secretaire general de Federation Nationale des Cheminots CGT, in the dispute with SNCF and President Macron. Mick has told French television and radio: ‘I urge France not to...

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Tube drivers to strike on Friday 13

29 March 2018

ASLEF members at Acton Town on the District line will strike for 24 hours on Friday 13 April in a dispute over the company’s failure to stick to the agreed policy on dealing with SPADs (signals passed at danger incidents). Drivers voted by 98% in favour of strikes on a...

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Mick condemns more privatisation

29 March 2018

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, has condemned the dangers of further privatisation of Britain’s railway after Transport Secretary Chris Grayling invited bids to run a new West Coast partnership. Mr Grayling unveiled a ‘new vision that could see HS2 become a fully integrated railway, with a single organisation running...

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Britain's gender pay gap - train drivers are best of British

23 March 2018

New figures are set to show that the job with the smallest gap in wages between men and women working in any occupation in the UK is that of driving trains. Statistics being compiled by the Government Equalities Office will reveal that while the overall gender pay in Britain is...

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