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IVRS update

05 November 2008

A meeting has been held today between ASLEF and Network Rail as part of the agreed way to resolve the IVRS issue. It has been decided that the advice to members to run at a reduced speed (as per Circular No. 431/2008) has been rescinded.   The union had previously...

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Regulator sets harsh targets for Network Rail

31 October 2008

The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) has allocated a budget of £26.5 billion to Network Rail (NR) for the five years from April 2009 – considerably less than the £29.1 billion which NR thinks it needs. The regulator says that NR should be able to work within this budget –...

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ASLEF welcomes LUL staff transfer to Metronet

27 October 2008

ASLEF is making significant progress in discussions regarding the transfer of its members to London Underground Limited (LUL) from Metronet. The process, which is expected to be completed by early December, should see all Metronet employees transferred under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) regulations – also known as...

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Grayrigg report applauds ASLEF driver

23 October 2008

ASLEF welcomes the Rail Accident Investigation Board’s report into the Grayrigg derailment, and the recognition that the courageous actions of Iain Black, the driver of the Virgin Pendolino which came off the rails in February 2007, averted a much greater disaster.   The report states that ‘upon regaining consciousness’ and...

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ASLEF joins the fight against Heathrow expansion

14 October 2008

ASLEF today joined five other unions and nine organizations including the Campaign for Better Transport to condemn plans for airport expansion. The groups say that if the Government pushes ahead with expanding our airports, the UK will never be able to meet the new target of cutting emissions by 80%...

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