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Election of ASLEF Trustee

14 March 2018

ASLEF's Executive Committee, in session this week, announced today that Bro W Goode of Birmingham New Street branch has been elected to the position of ASLEF Trustee for the term of office commencing 7 July 2018.       

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International Women's Day: Driving for Gender Balance

08 March 2018

Just 6% of our membership is female. Because we can only recruit from drivers selected by the train operating companies. Which is why ASLEF, a union committed to equality, is driving for a better gender balance in the workforce. Not just on the railway. But in every office, factory and...

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International Women's Day

08 March 2018

On International Women’s Day ASLEF are honoured to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the passing of the Representation of the People Act, the first step towards giving women the right to vote.  Some of our female members can be seen proudly wearing a specially commissioned badge to celebrate this event....

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ASLEF welcomes decision to put police force merger on hold

21 February 2018

ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has welcomed the decision by the Scottish government to put the controversial decision to merge the British Transport Police with Police Scotland on hold. Kevin Lindsay, ASLEF’s organiser in Scotland, said: ‘We welcome the decision to put the merger on hold. But the...

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Barns Green Tragedy

19 February 2018

ASLEF General Secretary Mick Whelan has expressed his condolences following the tragic death of Will Hallett, aged 15, and his grandfather Barry Hearnshaw, on a level crossing at Barns Green on Saturday.   Mick commented, “Our heartfelt condolences and thoughts go to the family and friends of Will Hallett and...

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