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Wales crossing crash

19 December 2011

A passenger train was involved in a crash with a lorry and trailer carrying hay at a level crossing in Whitland, Carmarthenshire just before ten o’clock this morning. The crossing was featured in a TV safety campaign last year. A more serious accident was prevented by the swift reactions and...

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Union dismisses LUL legal action as a distraction

19 December 2011

London Underground today launched legal action in a bid to halt strikes planned by the ASLEF London tube drivers on Boxing Day. An ASLEF spokesperson said the union was not surprised at the legal challenge, but it was disappointed. ‘I am sure Londoners would prefer LUL to be sitting down...

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Underground action on Boxing Day

14 December 2011

The union’s members working in London Underground have voted overwhelmingly to take action on Boxing Day. The dispute concerns the union’s insistence that the day must be covered by volunteers.   The union balloted its 2,200 Underground drivers and they returned a 92.3% vote in favour of action.   The...

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Rest day agreement with ScotRail

02 December 2011

At the conclusion of talks in London yesterday between ASLEF general secretary Mick Whelan, the union’s Scottish officer Kevin Lindsay and representatives of Scotrail, it was announced that an agreement has been reached on rest day working. The agreement is subject to final ratification by the union’s executive committee which...

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Clarkson ‘the face of bigotry’ says GS

01 December 2011

ASLEF’s general secretary Mick Whelan says the union will complain formally to the BBC about remarks made by Jeremy Clarkson suggesting it’s not worth stopping the train for a railway suicide. ‘This ignorant and bigoted man reflects everything that is bad about a society dominated by greed and selfishness,’ Mick...

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