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Driverless tube trains ruled out for ‘foreseeable future'

26 October 2012

ASLEF cautiously welcomed today’s announcement from London Underground that driverless tube trains have been ruled out for the ‘foreseeable future’ across the network. The statement follows recent opposition to the testing of driverless trains on the Jubilee Line among the union’s members in the test train operator and duty...

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ASLEF demands ‘genuine’ review of rail franchises

26 October 2012

Mick Whelan, ASLEF’s general secretary, said that passengers and rail staff ‘demand and deserve’ to be heavily involved in a full-ranging and in-depth review of rail franchising. The latest minister for transport, Patrick McLoughlin, has promised a review into ‘the wider rail franchise programme’.‘He will be judged by...

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RDG ‘puts foxes in charge of the coop’

25 October 2012

Mick Whelan dismissed today’s announcement that the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) is to be formalised as a permanent body as ‘putting foxes in charge of the coop’. The RDG has been set up as a result of the McNulty report to ‘provide cross-industry leadership’. ‘It is made up of TOCs,...

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RDG ‘puts foxes in charge of the coop’

17 October 2012

Mick Whelan dismissed today’s announcement that the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) is to be formalised as a permanent body as ‘putting foxes in charge of the coop’. The RDG has been set up as a result of the McNulty report to ‘provide cross-industry leadership’. ‘It is made up of...

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Take action against the ERR bill

16 October 2012

Today the Conservative Party and the Liberal Democrats are launching their latest assault on the British worker, which could adversely affect the lives of millions of people. Vince Cable and the Tory-led government will bring their Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (ERR) Bill back to the House of Commons to...

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