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Legalised larceny

05 November 2013

Aditya Chakraborrty used his column in the Guardian today to describe rail privatisation as 'legalised larceny.' Train operators, he said, invest little cash but take massive profits. This wasn't what the Tories promised twenty years ago. Here is a taster of what Aditya said... As they flog our public...

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Rail privatisation protests

05 November 2013

Campaigners today held protests at more 30 railway stations around the country to mark the twentieth anniversary of the Railways Act in 1993, which paved the way for the privatisation of the UK rail network in 1994. The protests, organised by Action for Rail, highlight how rail privatisation has...

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More for less

01 November 2013

Nine in every ten trains must run on time until 2019 under new punctuality rules imposed by the Office for Rail Regulation. If that target is missed, by delays and cancellations, then Network Rail, which has been told to cut costs by 20%, will be slapped with punitive fines....

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ASLEF welcomes increased funding for level-crossing safety

31 October 2013

ASLEF General Secretary Mick Whelan has welcomed news that the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) has taken heed of the Union’s call for more money to be ring fenced to improve and close dangerous level crossings.

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Successful outcome of talks

31 October 2013

Following mutually satisfactory talks between ASLEF and TransPennine Express today, the proposed overtime ban and strike dates have been suspended. Mick Whelan, General Secretary, extends his thanks to all members for their support.

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