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ORR guilty of dodgy doublespeak

05 March 2015

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has condemned the ‘dodgy doublespeak’ of the Office of Rail Regulation. Mick said: ‘The ORR is a statutory body; an independent regulatory authority looking after Britain’s rail network. Not a tool of the Conservative government. But today it announced...

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Patrick McLoughlin - papering over the cracks

27 February 2015

Government plans for rail in the north of England are only papering over the cracks in the system and fail to address the real problems clear to everyone who works in the industry, says ASLEF, the train drivers’ union. Mick Whelan, ASLEF’s general secretary, said: ‘It’s always worrying when...

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The Great Transport Debate

19 February 2015

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, will be taking part in a political debate on the 11th March, focusing on the key policies each party is advocating for dealing with our transport needs. The event, organised by Transport Times in association with KPMG, will address the key transport issues...

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ASLEF on ORR report into train delays

12 February 2015

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has spoken out after publication of a report by the Office of Rail Regulation criticised ‘significant weaknesses in the planning and oversight’ of engineering work at King’s Cross and Paddington which led to overruns and delays in December. ‘We...

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Prime Minister plays Fagin over Pensions

11 February 2015

David Cameron has been accused of playing Fagin with an underhand raid on rail staff pensions, the four rail unions said today. ASLEF, the RMT, the TSSA and Unite issued a combined warning that more than 100,000 staff and pensioners will suffer losses under the proposals from the Tory-Lib...

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