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AAD: Wednesday 23 May Oystein Aslaksen

24 May 2018

Øystein Aslaksen, international secretary of the Norsk Lokomotivmannsforbund, the Norwegian train drivers’ union, attended AAD to talk to, and listen to, delegates ‘as many of our fights are your fights, too.’ His union has 1,600 members, and 100% density, across the public and private sectors in Norway.   ‘We...

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AAD: Thursday 24 May Susan Gray

24 May 2018

Susan Gray, stakeholder manager at the Confidential Incident Reporting & Analysis Service, a not for profit organisation with a brief to improve safety in our industry, spoke to delegates on Thursday afternoon.   ‘At CIRAS we share goals with you and want to learn how to work with you more...

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AAD: Thursday 24 May Dawn Butler

24 May 2018

Dawn Butler, Labour MP for Brent Central, and Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, told delegates today: ‘It’s an absolute disgrace that this Conservative government is giving so much money, each year, to the privatised train companies to run the railways so badly.   ‘This week we heard...

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AAD: Wednesday 23 May Bob Hayden

24 May 2018

Bob Hayden, New South Wales locomotive divisional secretary of the Rail, Tram & Bus Union in Australia, told delegates how the centre-right government – and the train companies – are trying to make life difficult, if not impossible, for trade unions to protect workers Down Under. ‘Under “fair work”, which...

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AAD: Tuesday 22 May Kevin Courtney

23 May 2018

It’s not big, it’s not clever, it’s bullying Kevin Courtney, joint general secretary of the new National Education Union, brought solidarity greetings from teachers to train drivers in what he described as ‘one of our proudest craft trade unions, fighting for a decent public service on the railway.’ He said:...

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