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ASLEF sends solidarity greetings to the CGT

08 April 2018

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union in the UK, has sent a message of solidarity to Gilbert Garrel, secretaire general de Federation Nationale des Cheminots CGT, in the french railwaymen's current dispute with SNCF and President Macron. Mick has also told French television and radio: ‘I...

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Britain's gender pay gap - train drivers are the best of British

04 April 2018

New figures are set to show that the job with the smallest gap in wages between men and women working in any occupation in the UK is that of driving trains. Statistics being compiled by the Government Equalities Office will reveal that while the overall gender pay in Britain is...

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National Audit Office slams Grayling

28 March 2018

The National Audit Office investigation into the Department for Transport’s controversial decision to cancel three rail electrification projects is published at midnight tonight. Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, said: ‘We welcome the results of this investigation into the DfT’s decision to cancel three major rail electrification projects – the...

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ASLEF endorses Carolyn Harris

13 February 2018

ASLEF has endorsed Carolyn Harris, Labour MP for Swansea East, for Deputy Leader of the Welsh Labour Party. 'Carolyn has a strong track record on campaigning, and as this role will focus on mobilising the troops in Wales, raising awareness of the issues and leading from the front on important...

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