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Silverlink stops in ASLEF dispute

26 October 2007

Silverlink services ground to a halt today as train driver members of ASLEF took industrial action.   ‘Responsibility for this dispute lies fair and square at the company’s door. It failed to react to a clear message from 90% of its staff – our industrial action ballot result. It refused...

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ASLEF action halts MML

25 October 2007

Managers are running a tiny handful of trains on Midland Mainline today as the ASLEF strike hit home in the dispute about pensions.   Keith Norman said that ASLEF only takes industrial action when managers leave the union no alternative.   ‘While the action demonstrated the unity of purpose of...

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Silverlink action on Friday as talks flounde

23 October 2007

A peace proposal from train drivers’ union ASLEF has been rejected out of hand by Silverlink management – and the union now believes Friday’s proposed strike is ‘inevitable’.   The action will involve almost 400 train drivers operating London commuter services, including those from Milton Keynes, Watford Junction and along...

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ASLEF: ‘No hope of progress with ‘provocative’ MML

23 October 2007

Industrial action in Midland Mainline on Thursday now appears inevitable as train drivers’ union ASLEF abandoned its attempts to kick-start negotiations.   ‘We are willing to talk to anyone at anytime – so long as there is a hope of progress,’ said General Secretary Keith Norman. ‘The company has, however,...

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Silverlink vote for action

18 October 2007

ASLEF has today announced the result of an industrial relations ballot in Silverlink over the question of pensionable pay. 90.5% of members voted in favour of industrial action.   The dates for strikes have been set as follows:   26 October 2 November 9 November 16 November 23 November 30...

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