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Train driver minimises impact of train collision in Kent

27 July 2015

A quick thinking train driver minimised the impact of a serious collision in Kent on Sunday as the 2010 from Charing Cross to Ramsgate collided with a herd of cattle, killing five cows and derailing the leading carriage of an eight coach train. Over 70 passengers were evacuated and...

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LU puts safety at risk

21 July 2015

London Underground has threatened to take legal action against ASLEF after we gave them notice that our members would refuse to bring trains into service that have not been subject to safety checks in line with LU's own safety standards. Our lawyers are currently dealing with this matter. Separately, the...

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Tories' anti-union laws

12 July 2015

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’union, has roundly condemned the Conservative government’s plans, leaked over the weekend, to bring in new laws on Wednesday to make it harder for trade unions lawfully to take industrial action. Mick said: “As a trade union representing ordinary, decent,hard-working men...

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Tube strike today

08 July 2015

This is a message this morning from Finn Brennan, District 8 Organiser, and the man who has been leading our negotiations with LU over the Night Tube: On behalf of your EC member Terry Wilkinson and the entire ASLEF team, I want to thank all of you for the...

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It's not about the money

08 July 2015

District 8 Organiser Finn Brennan sets right some misconceptions about Tube drivers in The Independent today http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/but-you-get-paid-loads-and-other-misconceptions-about-londons-striking-tube-drivers-10375887.html

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