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Mick blasts Carne over Shaw report

18 March 2016

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has criticised Mark Carne, chief executive of Network Rail, for his inappropriate and partisan response to the Shaw Report. Mick said: ‘Mark Carne is a civil servant, running a public sector body, paid by the taxpayer and working on...

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ASLEF on Any Questions

18 March 2016

ASLEF's general secretary Mick Whelan is on Radio 4's Any Questions tonight live from Sheffield Cathedral. His co-panellists include Chuka Umunna, Labour MP for Streatham; Nadhim Zahawi, Conservtiave MP for Stratford upon Avon; and Heather McGregor aka Mrs Moneypenny in the Financial Times [a former stockbroker and investment banker]. The 50 minute show is broadcast live tonight from 8pm; repeated tomorrow [Saturday] at 1.10pm followed by Any Answers.

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TPE action suspended

17 March 2016

After talks with senior management at TransPennine Express a 24 hour strike of drivers on TPE this Friday [18 March] has been suspended pending the outcome of a referendum. Assurances we have been given by management will be put to members and the result of our ballot will be known on 30 March.

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ASLEF on the Budget

16 March 2016

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has condemned George Osborne’s Budget today. Mick said: ‘The Chancellor claimed this as a Budget for Britain but the truth is it’s just another in a long line of missed opportunities.There is an iron law in British politics: the...

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Chancellor's rail announcements

16 March 2016

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has cautiously welcomed announcements on transport infrastructure spending made in the Budget today. Mick said: ‘Those of us who work on the railway always welcome spending on infrastructure to improve our industry. Because we know just how important a...

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