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Further Strikes on Eurostar

21 December 2009

Further strike action will take place on Eurostar between 00:01 on Saturday 26th December and 23:59 on Sunday 27th December 2009.   Nothing could have prevented or foreseen the engine breakdowns, however Eurostar management's failure to seriously negotiate or talk with us over nonpayment of expenses means the situation has...

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FCC and freight action off, Eurostar goes ahead

17 December 2009

Proposed industrial action by ASLEF members at First Capital Connect and two freight firms has been cancelled - but a strike at Eurostar seems certain to go ahead this coming Friday and Saturday.   ASLEF’s executive committee has called off a planned strike of its 550 plus members working on...

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Eurostar strikes Friday, Saturday

16 December 2009

Talks between ASLEF and Eurostar concerning international allowances have broken down this afternoon and industrial action will be taking place on Friday and Saturday.   The problem has arisen because the real value of drivers' international allowances has declined as the value of the pound sterling has dropped compared with...

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FCC strike called off

08 December 2009

ASLEF’s Executive Committee today (8th December) called off a strike of its 550 plus members working on First Capital Connect. The decision was made as a result of an improved pay offer from the company.   Accordingly the Executive Committee, Lead Officer and Company Council are recommending that members accept...

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ORR recognises level crossing problems

03 December 2009

Train drivers’ union ASLEF said today that the proposals from the rail regulator to reduce level crossing accidents were ‘welcome, if limited’. ‘We welcome any measures to stop the regular carnage caused by open level crossings, but feel these proposals smack of ‘fire-fighting’ rather than providing long-term solutions,’ said the...

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