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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Trauma support and suicide prevention

10 October 2014

Since 2010 ASLEF has played a leading role in the development of a Network Rail and Samaritans suicide prevention programme which aims to reduce the number of railway suicides and to improve the support available to those affected by them. There are over 210 suicides a year on...

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Freight on Rail

07 October 2014

Freight on Rail is a partnership between the rail trade unions, the rail freight industry and Campaign for Better Transport. It is made up of ASLEF ; the RMT ; TSSA ; DB Schenker (Britain's leading rail freight operator) ; the Freightliner group (rail freight operator consisting of Freightliner Intermodal...

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