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East Coast profits once again strengthen the case for public ownership of rail

09 September 2014

East Coast, the only publicly owned rail franchise in the UK has returned £225 million to the taxpayer in 2013-14, yet still faces privatisation by the Tory led Government.

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ASLEF’s alternative to austerity

08 September 2014

National Organiser Simon Weller addressed the TUC congress on Tuesday 9th September, speaking on the Cost of Living Crisis. ASLEF’s motion to the TUC criticised the ever more brutal free market for labour and housing, the creeping privatisation of the NHS, punitive reforms to the welfare state, and attacks on the wages and pensions of public sector workers, along with growing inequality.

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Concern for vulnerable young workers

08 September 2014

On Tuesday 9th September EC President Alan Donnelly spoke about ASLEF’s motion at the TUC congress on the impact on young workers of zero- hours contracts and agency work, along with the burden of personal debt, unscrupulous lenders and the problem of limited access to Apprenticeships or further educational opportunities....

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General Secretary joins debate on public transport

08 September 2014

General Secretary Mick Whelan was at the podium of the TUC Congress on Tuesday 9th September, adding to the debate on transport. You can watch Mick’s speech here under Tuesday PM at 01.11.35  

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Scotland: the union and the unions

08 September 2014

Kevin Lindsay, ASLEF's organiser in Scotland, has spoken out after Labour leader Ed Miliband praised the trade unions which are fighting with Labour for social justice, and a No vote, in this month's referendum.

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