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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ASLEF slams TfL waste of money

23 October 2014

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers' union, has hit out at Transport for London for wasting taxpayers' money after it coughed up £80 million to a company which failed to deliver on an important contract. “Three years ago Bombardier were awarded the contract to replace and...

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Union concerned at rising rail suicides

22 October 2014

The Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) have released statistics on annual fatalities, showing an increase in suicides on the railway over recent years. A closer look also reveals that there were 28 suspected suicides in July and 29 in August, up from the monthly average of 23 over...

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Lobby of Parliament over Northern & Transpennine Express Franchises

22 October 2014

Join ASLEF and the RMT on the 4 November 2014. · Demonstration outside Parliament from 12h30 to 13h15. · Rally in Committee Room 11 from 14h00 to 15h30. · Lobby of MPs from 15h30 onwards. Join the campaign to save your railway: The threat by the Government and...

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Mick on the march

19 October 2014

'Many of you will be getting ready to march in London with the ASLEF contingent, and the rest of the trade union movement, tomorrow demanding that Britain needs a pay rise,' says GS Mick Whelan. 'It can only be of benefit to the whole economy to treat all workers...

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ASLEF says support the NHS strike

12 October 2014

NHS hospital staff, including nurses, paramedics, ambulance crews and midwives are striking this morning for the first time in 32 years. Strike action is taking place between 7am and 11am today. During the rest of the week NHS unions are urging all of their members to take the breaks...

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