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Industrial action vote in ONE

20 October 2006

ASLEF members in ONE have voted overwhelmingly for industrial action in a ballot announced this week. The returns show that 97% of members are prepared to take action short of a strike, and 94% have voted for strike action. While this ballot was taking place, a revised offer was made...

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Get ahead - get a Learning Agreement

19 October 2006

Rail Union Learning (RUL) has now signed Learning Agreements with 9 rail companies - and it is targeting others in an effort to make learning easy and accessible to all ASLEF members. At the moment there are agreements with Southern, DLR, South Eastern Trains, Metro net, Scot Rail, London Underground,...

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National Organiser Andy Reed accuses First Great Western of ‘draconian’ policy on SMD's

13 October 2006

National Organiser Andy Reed today accused First Great Western of operating a ‘draconian’ policy on Specially Monitored Drivers (SMDs). He said the company operated policies that were ‘more akin to the nineteenth than the twenty-first century.’   Andy charged the company with 'arrogance' as he said, 'First Great Western has...

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ASLEF wins £1.4 million for members in six months

12 October 2006

The train drivers' union ASLEF announced today that it has, in association with Thompsons Solicitors, secured a record £1,442,360 in compensation for its members in the first six months of this year.   The union's solicitors handled a total of 283 cases and were successful in over 60% of those...

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5 dead, 10 injured in French rail crash

12 October 2006

Five people died yesterday, reportedly including two train drivers, and more than twice that number have been injured in a head-on train collision in north-east France. A double-decker regional express travelling from Luxembourg to Nancy train collided with a goods train in Zoufftgen, in the Moselle region near the border...

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