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Audit Office has ‘narrow view’ on HS2, says union

16 May 2013

ASLEF’s general secretary Mick Whelan said today that the National Audit Office was taking a ‘very narrow view’ as it argued that a new high-speed train may not have business benefits. The NAO says it has reservations about how the planned rail link would deliver growth and jobs. ‘This...

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Audit Office has ‘narrow view’ on HS2, says union

16 May 2013

ASLEF’s general secretary Mick Whelan said today that the National Audit Office was taking a ‘very narrow view’ as it argued that a new high-speed train may not have business benefits. The NAO says it has reservations about how the planned rail link would deliver growth and jobs. ‘This...

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A minister to offer protection from government

15 May 2013

The appointment of a government minister for poverty in Wales is, ASLEF general secretary Mick Whelan says, ‘a terrible indictment of what the government’s austerity measures are doing to the people of the United Kingdom’. ‘It is incredible that Britain in the 21st century needs a cabinet minister to try...

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Pay dispute at DB Tyne and Wear Metro

15 May 2013

Members of ASLEF and other rail trade unions who work for DB Tyne & Wear Metro are to be balloted for industrial action after pay talks broke down. The company’s final offer was 2.3% from July with the next pay award being 2015 or 1.1% from April and a...

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A minister to offer protection from government

15 May 2013

The appointment of a government minister for poverty in Wales is, ASLEF general secretary Mick Whelan says, ‘a terrible indictment of what the government’s austerity measures are doing to the people of the United Kingdom’. ‘It is incredible that Britain in the 21st century needs a cabinet minister to try...

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