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ASLEF solidarity for postal workers

04 October 2007

The current postal strikes by CWU members over pay, pensions and proposed changes to the business is currently underway.   Keith Norman, ASLEF General Secretary said ‘I offer my solidarity on behalf of our union and all it’s members, in the hope that postal workers can resume their work after...

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Central Trains ballot on managers driving trains

03 October 2007

The executive committee has agreed that ASLEF members working for Central Trains should be balloted for industrial action, accusing the company of ignoring current agreements about Driver Managers driving trains.   ‘Discussions on this issue have proved utterly unproductive,’ declared general secretary Keith Norman. ‘We have an agreement that establishes...

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Crossrail finally set to become a reality

02 October 2007

Crossrail - the planned new rail system to cross London and the biggest transport railway project in the UK since the Channel tunnel - looks set to go ahead after the City agreed to part-finance the scheme. The total cost will be some £16bn.   Keith Norman, ASLEF’s general secretary,...

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Resolution to London Tube problems

26 September 2007

A tube train driver discovered a fault on the braking system of trains on the Circle Line on Tuesday. He reported it and management agreed to remedy the situation. In the interim a similar fault was discovered on other trains on the Circle and Hammersmith and City lines.   On...

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Minister will need persuading over roadtrains

26 September 2007

Transport minister Ruth Kelly said at today’s Labour Party conference that she will take a ‘heck of a lot of persuading’ to accept that 60 tonne lorries should be allowed onto UK roads. Ruth was responding to a question put to her by ASLEF delegate Pauline Cawood.   Outside the...

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