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ASLEF on rail franchising

26 April 2017

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has spoken out after publication of the government’s response to the Transport Select Committee’s tenth special report. Mick said: ‘Britain’s railway is doing well despite – not because of – privatisation. Everyone who works in the rail knows that...

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London May Day March and Rally

20 April 2017

May Day March and Rally – Monday 1st May London's May Day event is unique in bringing together trade unionists, workers from the many international communities in London, pensioners, anti-globalisation organisations, students, political bodies and many others in a show of unity. For this year’s May Day March we will...

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ASLEF on rail regulator's 'principles for DCO'

05 April 2017

  Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has responded to the publication today of ‘principles for driver controlled operation’ by the Office of Rail and Road.   Mick said: ‘As train drivers, we want a safe, efficient, and modern railway delivering for passengers and business in...

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London Underground strike called off

04 April 2017

The proposed strike action over the Night Tube dispute has been suspended. ASLEF has received additional clarification from LU management and their new proposal means that LU will fill full time vacancies from waiting lists in line with agreements and NT drivers. The strike action planned for...

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ASLEF and Southern Rail: Referendum result

03 April 2017

ASLEF drivers have rejected a proposed resolution to the long-running dispute with Southern Rail. The following question was put to our driver members employed by Southern. Do you accept the proposed agreement on driver only operation and related issues on GTR Southern services?   Yes: 346 [48.2%] No:  372 [51.8%]...

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