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Telegraph gets it wrong over Eurostar

12 November 2007

Reports in the Telegraph yesterday said that British train drivers will be employed by Eurostar as ‘strike busters’ as French rail unions take industrial action this week. ‘The Telegraph report is nonsense,’ said ASLEF general secretary Keith said. ‘ASLEF has a proud record of assisting any group of workers engaged...

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EU set to let Deutsche Bahn buy EWS

09 November 2007

Deutsche Bahn (DB), the German railroad firm, has won conditional permission from the European Commission to buy the UK’s largest rail freight company English Welsh & Scottish (EWS).   Up until now the EU was concerned that the move could harm rail freight in Europe – and especially in France...

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First Scotrail Ballot for Industrial Action Rescinded

08 November 2007

Members are advised that the Executive Committee has rescinded the ballot for industrial action after reaching agreement with First Scotrail management based on the following ten points of protection for our members:   All 23 drivers removed from driving in the last 12 months under SOLI procedures, Discipline and...

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Strikes continue as union offers meetings

06 November 2007

The ASLEF strikes at Midland Mainline and Silverlink will go ahead this week as no talks are scheduled before the days of action – Thursday and Friday respectively.   General Secretary Keith Norman has written to Midland Mainline offering to meet the Managing Director and Head of Human Resources so...

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Ballot suspended after talks breakthrough at Northern

29 October 2007

The ballot for strike action in Northern Rail has been suspended following further talks with the company.   At the end of last week union representatives – with the authority of the general secretary and president – came to the basis of an agreement with Northern that they believe will...

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