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Rumblings Underground

13 February 2013

EC member Terry Wilkinson says London Underground are taking an increasingly macho and authoritarian approach to industrial relations – and that ASLEF members will not be treated other than with the dignity and respect they deserve. It is surely no coincidence that there are disputes on: Jubilee Line...

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Boris, ASLEF and Crossrail 2

06 February 2013

Mick Whelan, ASLEF’s general secretary, is a worried man this morning. ‘I have to announce something quite shocking,’ he says. ‘Boris is right.’ Mick quickly stressed that this unexpected accord only stretches to the single issue of Crossrail 2! ‘It is not a serial crime!’ The pair both gave their...

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Union reacts to Waverley pollution

05 February 2013

The union has demanded action to cut pollution at Edinburgh’s Waverley Station after a study revealed that air pollution at the station is seven times higher than public safety limits. ASLEF’s Scottish Officer Kevin Lindsay says the union has written to Network Rail and train operators including ScotRail, East...

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Now Great Western franchise is scrapped

31 January 2013

Today the government announced it has scrapped bidding for the Great Western franchise as well as those for Essex Thameside and Thameslink services. ASLEF’s general secretary Mick Whelan says it is time to end the whole fracas of the franchising system. ‘This is not a problem that can be...

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100% backing on Tube Lines dispute

30 January 2013

ASLEF members working in Tube Lines have unanimously supported three days (4, 18 and 25 January) industrial action in the company in a dispute about the harassment procedure. The action was backed by all drivers, all managers, all trainers – and all members of other unions. No Tube Lines...

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