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Government must intervene on fares

15 August 2017

Commenting on the July RPI announcement which will see fares rise by 3.6% from January 2018 ASLEF General Secretary Mick Whelan said ‘The fares system is broken and needs to be reformed. The government must intervene to make fares simpler, fairer and cheaper in Brexit Britain. At the very least,...

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Scottish Transport Minister must act to end violence

10 August 2017

ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has called on Scottish Transport Minister Humza Yousaf to act to end the violence and anti-social behaviour plaguing passengers and staff on trains and stations. The union has warned that members are ready to refuse to work these services unless something is done. Kevin Lindsay,...

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ASLEF calls on Chris Grayling to come clean

10 August 2017

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has challenged Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to come clean after the DfT announced that a Dutch/Japanese consortium has been awarded the West Midlands rail franchise. The Secretary of State for Transport said rail passengers will get new, longer, trains with...

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John Davies funeral

04 August 2017

The funeral of former EC member John Davies, who died on 29 July, will take place at 14.45 on Tuesday 22 August at Eltham crematorium, Crown Woods Way, London, SE9 2AZ. There will be transport after the service to Hither Green Club and station.

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ASLEF welcomes Labour pledge on electrification

02 August 2017

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers' union, today welcomed Labour's pledge about modernising Britain's railways after Theresa May’s Conservative government abandoned plans to modernise Britain’s railway system – the much-needed and long-promised electrification of this country’s busy main lines. The Tories announced they were halting plans to...

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