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Driver in rail crossing crash to be sentenced

22 February 2013

The driver of a hay lorry that was driven in front of a train on a level crossing at Llanboidy level crossing near Whitland in west Wales in December 2011 is to be sentenced in Swansea Crown Court today. More than two dozen passengers were injured when Oswald Davies...

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Regulator calls for ‘resilient’ rail

20 February 2013

The ORR has noticed that the railway needs to be more resilient ‘in weather conditions such as snow and heavy rain’. ASLEF’s Mick Whelan said, ‘I am sure the travelling public will be highly impressed with this dramatic insight.’ Removing his tongue from his cheek, Mick added, ‘That’s why...

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Boss salaries increase with complaints

18 February 2013

ASLEF general secretary Mick Whelan asked today why totally different principles apply to managers and workers when it comes to negotiating salaries. ‘ASLEF members need to justify wage increases on the basis of productivity, of how much we have improved,’ Mick says. ‘Figures released today show that managers pay...

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Market no solution for future rolling stock

14 February 2013

A cross industry steering group chaired by Eurostar Chairman Richard Brown consisting of ATOC, the Owning Groups, Network Rail and the three rolling stock companies today published an initial report into the development of a 30 year passenger rolling stock strategy. It forecasts that infrastructure developments will see...

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ASLEF welcomes 10p tax rate

14 February 2013

ASLEF welcomes Labour’s pledge to reintroduce the 10p tax rate Labour Leader Ed Miliband today outlined Labour’s vision for the future of the UK economy in a major speech in Bedford, reaffirming his aspirations to grow the economy ‘from the middle outwards’ and tackle issues such as exorbitant pay...

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