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ASLEF at the Labour Party conference

23 September 2018

ASLEF has sent four delegates – Mick Whelan, general secretary; Tosh McDonald, EC president; Dave Bowen of Piccadilly branch; and Steve Scoffings of Leeds – to the Labour Party conference in Liverpool from Sunday 23 to Wednesday 26 September. Simon Weller, assistant general secretary; executive committee members Marz Colombini...

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ORR slams lack of leadership in rail industry

19 September 2018

ORR SAYS NO LEADERSHIP ON THE RAILWAY   The Office of Rail and Road inquiry into the timetable chaos on Britain’s railways earlier this year will say, in a damning report to be published tomorrow, that there is no proper leadership in the rail industry.   The eagerly-awaited report, by...

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ASLEF at Congress: Tuesday: Trans people are not deviants

12 September 2018

Trans people aren't deviants Motion 41, noting the government’s announcement that it is to consult on changes to the Gender Recognition Act of 2004, and calling for a campaign in support of gender self-declaration, was moved by Maria Exall, of the LGBT+ conference; seconded by Debbie Reay, ASLEF; and supported...

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ASLEF at Congress: Tuesday (rail freight)

12 September 2018

AGS Simon Weller moved motion 13, about the danger of rail freight decline for UK infrastructure, on Tuesday afternoon. In a passionate speech, made without notes, and speaking from the heart, he told congress: ‘I was a rail freight driver for many years. And it’s hard. The passenger sector –...

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ASLEF at Congress: Tuesday (industrial strategy)

12 September 2018

Motion 1, on Britain’s industrial strategy, and an economy for the many, not the few, was moved by Tony Burke of Unite; seconded by Debbie Reay of ASLEF; and supported by Steve Nicholson of Prospect. It was passed unanimously on Tuesday afternoon. ‘We have heard for many years, politicians talking...

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