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ATW drivers vote to strike

23 September 2015

ASLEF drivers at Arriva Trains Wales have voted overwhelmingly for strike action over pay. 92.1% of our members voted Yes, and 7.9% voted No, on a 78.2% turnout.

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Night tube 'for the rich'

21 September 2015

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has responded to a new study by the travel app company MapWay which reveals that the proposed all-night Tube service on London Underground will only benefit wealthy Londoners. He said: ‘While we believe a world class capital city like...

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ASLEF welcomes Jeremy's rail pledge

20 September 2015

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has welcomed new Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s commitment to bring Britain’s railways back into public ownership. He said: ‘Jeremy has made the right decision about the future of Britain’s railways. Because it’s crystal clear to those of us who...

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Where now for Labour and rail public ownership?

20 September 2015

Fringe meeting: Sunday 27 September 2015 12h30–14h00 The Tudor room, the Old Ship Hotel Brighton BN1 1NR The railways are a vital public service, yet privatisation is failing to deliver an affordable world-class service. Nearly three quarters of lines are run by foreign state owned/backed companies. Passenger revenues and...

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ASLEF urges Labour to strengthen employment rights

16 September 2015

ASLEF today submitted a motion to the Labour conference urging the Party to increase employment and trade union rights as part of a progressive economic policy. The union is calling on the new leadership to build on the work undertaken by the Party’s Work and Prosperity Commission before the...

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