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Waterloo Question Time: Is renationalising rail a vote-winner?

20 March 2015

ASLEF’s Waterloo Nine Elms branch will be hosting an afternoon of topical political discussion on Monday 30 March 16:00 to 18:00   Confirmed speakers include: Tosh McDonald ASLEF EC President Kevin Maguire Associate Editor of the Daily Mirror Diane Abbott MP, Hackney North & Stoke Newington Jim Dowd...

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Take Action for Rail: 31 March

20 March 2015

The next Action for Rail campaign Day of Action will take place on Tuesday 31 March. The purpose of the action is to highlight the case for public ownership of the railways in the run up to the general election. The main activity will occur at London Waterloo between...

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ASLEF welcomes SNP opposition to amalgamating BTP with Police Scotland

11 March 2015

ASLEF, the train drivers' union, has welcomed the Scottish Labour Party's decision to oppose the SNP's proposal to amalgamate the British Transport Police force with Police Scotland. Kevin Lindsay, ASLEF's organiser in Scotland, said: 'The proposals by the Nationalists to amalgamate BTP with Police Scotland are opposed by everyone...

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Women at work - overcoming prejudices

09 March 2015

On International Women’s Day EuroparlTV met ASLEF Women’s Representative Committee member Deborah Reay and two other women working in traditionally male dominated fields to explore whether the world of work treats men and women equally. Watch EPTV here: http://europarltv.europa.eu/en/player.aspx?pid=946850b5-412f-4ba3-804b-a44c00bd44ca

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Eurostar sale: selling Britain short

05 March 2015

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has attacked the government’s ‘tawdry’ sell-off of the country’s 40% stake in Eurostar as part of the Conservative-led coalition’s plans to privatise £20 billion worth of public assets by 2020. He said: ‘This tawdry deal,just weeks before the general...

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