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Rail fare increases are ‘madness’ says GS

23 November 2010

Keith Norman, general secretary of train drivers’ union ASLEF, has condemned fare increases of 6.2% from next January as ‘bordering on madness’. Some fares could rise by as much as 10.8%. ‘There is no rationale in the government one day saying it intends to encourage and promote rail and...

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Wales action this weekend suspended

23 November 2010

Proposed industrial action this weekend - 26 and 27 November - has been suspended by the train drivers' union ASLEF. This follows a series of intense negotiations between the union and Arriva Trains Wales at which an agreement was reached which will be examined by the union's executive committee...

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19 November Wales action suspended

18 November 2010

Industrial action planned for 19 November by ASLEF's 478 train driver members in Arriva Trains Wales has been suspended. This follows intensive negotiations between the union and ATW management yesterday which led to a series of understandings and commitments which union representatives believe is the basis for a settlement....

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Massive backing for Arriva Trains Wales strike

12 November 2010

ASLEF’s 478 members in Arriva Trains Wales are taking strike action on 19 November, 26 November and 27 November – with other dates in the pipeline but not yet announced. In a ballot, members were asked two questions. To the first, ‘Are you prepared to take part in a...

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Boxing Day dispute at London Underground

10 November 2010

‘London Underground are refusing to concede that our members should receive additional payments for working on Boxing Day,’ reports Terry Wilkinson, the EC member for District 8. ‘To claim that Boxing Day is ‘an ordinary working day’ is an almost unbelievable denial of an obvious fact. ‘They are living...

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