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Union advises 40 mph max after IVRS failure

18 September 2008

ASLEF is advising its members driving trains between Wingfield and Tapton to adhere to a 40 mph maximum speed because of concerns about IVRS - the emergency communications tool which guarantees contact between all train drivers in the area and the signaller.   ASLEF has been informed by representatives of...

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Huge backing for action in Northern West

17 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’. The Executive Committee has earmarked 13 October for the first day of strike action, but has expressed its willingness to attend further talks to attempt to find...

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ASLEF and TSSA dispute in Wales

16 September 2008

Although not involved in the dispute, many ASLEF members at Arriva Trains Wales have decided to respect picket lines erected by the TSSA. Keith Norman says, ‘We have reminded our members that ASLEF is not in dispute with Arriva Trains Wales and therefore they are advised to undertake their normal...

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ASLEF says ‘We’ll talk to Tories’

11 September 2008

At this week’s TUC the biggest union in the country – Unite – said that it wasn’t prepared to talk to the Tories. ASLEF took a different line. General Secretary Keith Norman said he would talk to anyone if he thought it would improve the prospects and conditions of UK...

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Higher priority needed to tackle attacks on transport staf

27 August 2008

Cathy Jamieson today gave her backing to greater legal protection for rail and bus staff and called for an extension of the current Emergency Workers legislation and more British Transport Police (BTP) in Scotland.   She said that according to BTP statistics only 50 per cent of attacks on staff...

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