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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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Union calls for protection for train drivers

09 May 2013

ASLEF general secretary Mick Whelan today called for greater protection for train drivers from vandals and trespassers on the railways as two more trains were attacked. ‘This is becoming an everyday occurrence,’ Mick said. ‘Our members have the right to go about their occupation without worrying about their safety...

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Train owners ship millions offshore

09 May 2013

Rolling stock companies sent millions of pounds in dividends offshore last year – money which, says ASLEF General Secretary Mick Whelan, ‘should have been reinvested in Britain’s railways, not shipped offshore and out of the country’. · Angel Trains paid £44.8 million to its five owners through a holding...

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Union calls for protection for train drivers

09 May 2013

ASLEF general secretary Mick Whelan today called for greater protection for train drivers from vandals and trespassers on the railways as two more trains were attacked. ‘This is becoming an everyday occurrence,’ Mick said. ‘Our members have the right to go about their occupation without worrying about their safety...

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Train owners ship millions offshore

09 May 2013

Rolling stock companies sent millions of pounds in dividends offshore last year – money which, says ASLEF General Secretary Mick Whelan, ‘should have been reinvested in Britain’s railways, not shipped offshore and out of the country’. · Angel Trains paid £44.8 million to its five owners through a holding...

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