Northern Rail industrial action suspended

The two strikes planned on Northern Rail [on Friday 21 November and Thursday 27 November] have been suspended, after progressive talks, pending a meeting of ASLEF's executive committee tomorrow [Tuesday].

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Nice but Tim

06 November 2014

ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has slammed controversial comments made by First Group chief executive Tim O’Toole who has blamed poor people in Glasgow, and US inner cities, for falling revenues and stalling profits at his company. Mr O’Toole said the group was suffering – and it’s the fault...

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Reinstate RUM union activists!

06 November 2014

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, has written to the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato Sri Mohammad Najib, to raise ASLEF’s concerns over the dismissal by the management of KTMB (Malayan Railways Limited) of 47 union leaders and activists of the Railwaymen's Union of Malaya (RUM), including the President...

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ASLEF backs Katy Clark

05 November 2014

ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, is backing Katy Clark in her bid to become deputy leader of the Scottish Labour Party. Katy, 47, has been MP for North Ayrshire and Arran since 2005. She was educated at Kyle Academy in Ayr and the University of Aberdeen. Katy, who joined the...

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ASLEF backs Neil Findlay

31 October 2014

ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, is backing Neil Findlay to become leader of the Scottish Labour Party. Neil, 45, a former bricklayer, housing officer, and English teacher, was elected to the Scottish Parliament as MSP for Lothian in 2011. He is Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing. Mick...

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Join ASLEF at the CLASS conference

28 October 2014

Mick Whelan, ASLEF General Secretary, will be speaking at the second annual national conference of the Centre for Labour and Social Studies – called What Britain Needs – at Congress House, the home of the TUC, in central London on Saturday 1 November. Alongside Mick, speakers including Paul Kenny,...

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