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LUL industrial action ballot

15 October 2012

ASLEF members working for London Underground have voted overwhelmingly to take action in an consultative ballot. Number voting yes: 92.5% Number voting no: 7.5% The Executive Committee will be announcing later this week what action to take as a result of this ballot. We would like to thank everyone...

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ASLEF demands ‘genuine’ review of rail franchises

15 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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Euston protests for public rail

12 October 2012

Transport workers all over the globe are organising a variety of activities this week to highlight the need for publically accountable and not-for-profit rail. The International Transport Federation of trade unions, to which ASLEF is affiliated, is behind the world-wide series of events. General Secretary Mick Whelan stood...

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Driverless tube trains ruled out for ‘foreseeable future'

08 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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Union welcomes plans for high speed rail beyond Birmingham

08 October 2012

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin today told the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham that he would soon be publishing detailed plans for a high speed rail route north of Birmingham which could reduce the journey time between London and Scotland to less than three hours. ASLEF General Secretary Mick Whelan...

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