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GTR Horton's out

15 June 2018

Charles Horton, chief executive officer of Govia Thameslink Railway, has been forced out of his job ahead of his appearance before MPs next week. The Go-Ahead Group announced today that Horton ‘has tendered his resignation’ but insiders say he was told to fall on his sword after a litany of...

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Tosh McDonald elected in Doncaster

15 June 2018

ASLEF congratulates EC president Tosh McDonald on his election to Doncaster metropolitan borough council as the Labour Party candidate for the town ward on 14 June. Tosh polled 1,084 votes, way ahead of the Yorkshire Party (570); Greens (294); Tories (260); Lib Dems (66) and an Independent (43). We know...

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Election of EC member for District No3

12 June 2018

Congratulations to Bro J Metcalfe of Carlisle branch who has been elected to the position of Executive Committee member for district No3

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Mark Carne CBE

09 June 2018

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, said: ‘If you don’t take your bonus because the organisation you run serially fails to deliver, then you get rewarded anyway? How else can the announcement regarding can Mark Carne’s CBE be regarded? Or...

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Newspapers in north tell Theresa to get a grip

07 June 2018

Mick Whelan, ASLEF's general secretary, has written to 25 newspapers in the north of England who have joined forces to complain about the chaos on Northern Rail, the inept way in which the privatised train operating company introduced its new timetables, without proper preparation or proper planning, and the multiple...

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