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Mick welcomes Scottish vote

18 September 2014

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, said: ‘We’re pleased that our friends and neighbours, our colleagues and comrades, in Scotland have decided that we really are better together. And we look forward to working together to build a better Britain – a fairer, more just, more progressive and more egalitarian society.’

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Arriva Trains Wales

16 September 2014

ASLEF drivers at Arriva Trains Wales have voted overwhelmingly for strike action over the company's continued failure to resolve matters relating to application of disciplinary procedure. Electoral Reform Services, the independent scrutineers, reported today that 86.2% of members voted 'yes' for industrial action, with only 13.8% saying 'no'. Turnout was 72%. Drivers will withdraw their labour for turns booking on between 00.01 and 23.59 on Friday 26 September.

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New EC member District 3

14 September 2014

Congratulations to Bro Andrew Hourigan, who has been elected ASLEF Executive Committee member for District No3.

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ASLEF at the TUC

14 September 2014

ASLEF activists had a busy week at the TUC. The union sent five delegates – Mick Whelan, general secretary; Simon Weller, national organiser; Alan Donnelly, EC president; Hussein Ezzedine from Edinburgh No 1; and Deborah Reay of Northern Line North – to the 146th Trades Union Congress in Liverpool....

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AfR ‘Question Time’ fringe at Labour Party Conference

11 September 2014

Following the success of the Action for Rail campaign's fringe meeting at the TUC Congress earlier this week, the TUC, ASLEF, RMT, TSSA and Unite will be holding a similar fringe meeting on the 21st September at the Labour Party Conference in Manchester. The Action for Rail fringe meeting -'Can...

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