Current campaigns

Campaigning is ASLEF's core activity. Whether we are pressing for improvements in wages or conditions in a single company, arguing for a change in legislation to benefit our members, seeking justice for the underprivileged in this country or the abused abroad - we are on the campaign trail.

ASLEF is a founder member of Action for Rail a joint union campaign for a better future for Britain’s railways. We are also active in the Freight on Rail campaign which works to promote the economic,social and environmental benefits of rail freight. Other key campaigning initiatives currently include improvements to cab conditions, pensions and travel facilities. We try to make our campaigns innovative and eye-catching, and employ a range of tactics from Parliamentary lobbies and public demonstrations, to organisation of seminars and the production of literature. We believe that a union that ceases to campaign ceases to exist: and that any organisation committed to justice and equality will never have to look far for a cause that deserves our support.

Below are our current Campaigns...



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Open Freight Forum October

04 April 2018

Open Freight Forum – Birmingham – Wednesday 31 October - 10:30 – 16:00   A special open freight forum will be held on Wednesday 31 October at the IBIS Birmingham Centre New Street. 

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Bring East Coast back into public ownership

04 January 2018

We Own It! have launched a new campaign to bring East Coast back into public ownership, which ASLEF is happy to support. Please sign and help us to promote the East Coast petition.  For more information visit:   It’s outrageous that Chris Grayling plans to bail...

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SQUASH Campaign

31 October 2017

ASLEF is relaunching its celebrated SQUASH campaign to persuade the freight and train operating companies and the Department for Transport to bring drivers’ cabs into the 21st century and ensure they are ‘Safe, Quiet, User-friendly, Aired, Specially Seated and Healthy’.   Keith Norman, general secretary when the original campaign ran...

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Campaign for Better Transport Petition

02 February 2017

The Campaign for Better Transport has launched a petition to ask MPs to keep longer lorries out of our towns. The Government has decided to allow 1,000 additional longer lorries onto UK roads as part of a trial. These lorries are almost six times more likely than cars to be...

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Lets talk about racism at work

03 January 2017

TUC survey on Racism at Work. The trade union movement is committed to eradicating racism in the workplace. However, for many workers experiencing racism at work is part of their everyday life. This may take the form of racial harassment from a manager, colleague, customer, or client and can result...

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