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July 2008 - Only active branches can deliver efficient trade unions

01 June 2013

I MIGHT sound as if I’m talking down my job – but it is a fact that trade unions are only efficient when they are well organised at local and branch level. If we didn’t have active and enthusiastic local reps and branch secretaries, ASLEF would be nothing. I...

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June 2008 - Goverment must come back from planet Zog

01 June 2013

ON another page of this Journal I have written an obituary for Gwyneth Dunwoody, a woman who was as honest and fearless as the day is long. As I say in the obituary, Jack Straw said that when a person becomes a politician, ‘If you can be bought, someone...

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May 2008 - Level Crossing Campaign - blink and you miss it

01 June 2013

LAST year Network Rail told the union about its plans for publicity about safety at level crossings. It said it was intending to involve the union in an exercise which was to be a ‘sustained two-year advertising and information campaign’. Network Rail didn’t contact us again until its posters...

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Apr 2008 - Why can't this minister say 'sorry I was wrong'?

01 June 2013

CALL me old-fashioned, but I expect government ministers to speak the truth. Equally I accept that every now and again they will get something wrong. That’s understandable as well. But when they do make a mistake, why do they find it so difficult to say, ‘I was wrong, Sorry...

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March 2008 - Turkey rating for this film

01 June 2013

I often look through reviews of new films and think the best thing about cinema is that you don’t have to go. This view has been reinforced at the news of the release next month of ‘Three And Out’. It claims to be a hilarious comedy. It’s about a...

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