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ASLEF and Southern Railways: Referendum result

16 February 2017

ASLEF drivers have rejected a proposed resolution to the long-running dispute with Southern Railways. 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: 317 [45.9%] No:  374 [54.1%]...

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ASLEF on GTR Agreement

07 February 2017

ASLEF announced, on Thursday 2 February, that it had reached an agreement with Southern Railways. On Friday 3 February ballot papers and a copy of the proposed agreement were dispatched to members to vote in a referendum on whether or not to accept the deal. Yesterday (Monday 6 February) the...

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New model for rail needed

05 February 2017

The House of Commons Transport Select Committee has today published a report on the subject of Rail Franchising. The report highlights the many problems associated with the franchising process over the last two decades.   Commenting on the report ASLEF General Secretary Mick Whelan said ‘The MPs are right to...

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Agreement reached between ASLEF and GTR

02 February 2017

Following two weeks of talks ASLEF has reached an agreement with GTR, the parent company of Southern Rail, which resolves the current dispute by ensuring that both parties work together to develop improved safe systems of work. The agreement confirms that changes to working methods will be dealt with through the agreed collective bargaining procedures.

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ASLEF offers to suspend strikes on Southern Rail in return for new talks

17 January 2017

ASLEF has this morning offered to suspend industrial action on Southern Railways - if the company agrees to new talks hosted by Frances...

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