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ASLEF condemns Abellio 'disgraceful' recruitment

20 October 2015

ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has condemned Abellio, the privatised train operating company which runs the ScotRail franchise, for a ‘disgraceful and insulting’ email the firm has sent to staff applying for a train driver’s job with the company. Kevin Lindsay, the union’s organiser in Scotland, said: ‘This email...

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Mick Whelan remembers Hatfield

15 October 2015

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, today paid tribute to those who died – and were injured – 15 years ago in the Hatfield rail crash on 17 October 2000. Mick said: ‘Today we pause for a moment to remember those who lost their lives,...

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Trade Union Bill: ASLEF evidence to Commons

13 October 2015

ASLEF has submitted its evidence on the government's Trade Union Bill to the House of Commons Public Bill Committee. We say it's hypocritical of the government to try to reduce red tape for business while trying to strangle trade unions with regulation. It’s a variant of the Gulliver concept....

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Night tube: Not this year

13 October 2015

Talks with London Underground have broken up today without agreement. It is now clear that all-night services in the capital will not be introduced this year. Finn Brennan, ASLEF’s organiser on London Underground, said: ‘We have made it clear to London Underground that we want to keep talking and develop...

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Arriva Trains Wales strike

09 October 2015

ASLEF’s executive committee met this morning with lead officer Brian Corbett and Arriva Trains Wales company council to consider two offers from the company. The EC found both offers to be unacceptable. So the strikes planned for Thursday 12 and Friday 13 November will go ahead.

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