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One strike suspended

07 November 2006

Following lengthy discussions at ACAS - which concluded at 23.50 last night - the following no strings offer was negotiated and is to be placed before the Executive Committee with a recommendation from Andy Reed, National Organiser; Nigel Gibson, EC Member and the full Company Council that it be put...

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Strikes set to hit Eastern England in November and December

01 November 2006

Train drivers union ASLEF has announced that its 750 members in ‘one’ will take industrial action against the company on 10,17 and 24 November and 1,8,15 December. The dispute concerns a pay offer the union deems ‘totally unacceptable’ and marks another low point in relations between the company and its...

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Railtrack pleads guilty to Ladbroke Grove

29 October 2006

Railtrack - now Network Rail - today admitted its responsibility for a string of health and safety blunders which led to the Ladbroke Grove rail disaster. ASLEF leader Keith Norman has dismissed the admission as ‘totally inadequate’ and says it throws into question who should be responsible for the safety...

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Tube recruitment 'shoddy' says union

29 October 2006

Reacting to news that the son of Abu Hamza, who has himself been convicted of explosives crimes in Yemen, has been working on London’s tube, Keith Norman, general secretary of train drivers’ union ASLEF, said today, 'We are amazed that our members, who drive London’s tubes, could be placed in...

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Anti-flu disinfectant for London transport?

22 October 2006

Transport for London (TfL) is considering the use of anti-flu disinfectants on its trains. There are reported to be plans to use the product on main line and tube trains and stations. It is currently being introduced onto the Hong Kong metro system by MTR, a company which is part...

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