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ASLEF calls off strike in Northern Rail on Monday

10 October 2008

Train drivers’ union ASLEF today suspended the industrial action it was contemplating in Northern Rail in the north-west of England. Over 500 ASLEF members employed by Northern Rail were prepared to take industrial action next Monday, 13 October.   Intense discussions have been continuing ever since over 90% of ASLEF...

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Resolution sought as IVRS 40 mph limit continues

08 October 2008

The union has held constructive talks with Network Rail following its advice to members, on the grounds of safety, to adhere to a 40 mph maximum speed between Wingfield and Tapton. This is because of concerns about IVRS - the emergency communications tool which guarantees contact between all train drivers...

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President updates Northern West dispute

29 September 2008

ASLEF members in Northern Rail West have voted by over 90% to support industrial action because of a ‘severe breakdown in industrial relations’. EC President Alan Donnelly offers this appraisal of the situation following further talks:   ‘ASLEF has always been prepared to negotiate and resolve issues – but it...

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Don’t forget the Tory rail plans!

28 September 2008

Keith Norman said today that the new plans for rail announced at the Conservative Party’s conference are ‘music to the ears’. But he added, ‘We have often seen grand announcements by parties when no election is in sight – but they often alter dramatically nearer - and after - polling...

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GS thanks Kelly as she leaves Transport post

23 September 2008

The General Secretary Keith Norman has written to Ruth Kelly today to thank her for the efforts she made as Secretary of State for Transport, and says how pleased he was to find her arguing for the electrification of the rail network and considering new and high-speed track.   ‘In...

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