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Mick hits out at competition call

08 March 2016

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has hit out at a ‘risible’ new report which calls for ‘greater competition’ on Britain’s inter-city railways routes. The Competition and Markets Authority, in a report published today, has called for more competition from ‘open access’ operators on the...

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ASLEF says yes to Night Tube

07 March 2016

ASLEF members on London Underground have voted overwhelmingly to accept a new pay deal offered by London Underground – which means the capital should get its Night Tube at last. The vote, in a ballot conducted by Electoral Reform Services, was: In favour of accepting LU’s 2015 pay and...

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ASLEF drivers accept revised ATW offer

07 March 2016

ASLEF drivers on Arriva Trains Wales have voted to accept a revised package offered by the company. The vote was Yes 59% and No 41% on an 82% turnout. Simon Weller, ASLEF's national organiser, said: 'We are pleased that this matter has been resolved, thanks to the solidarity shown by our members.'

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Mick lets rip as NR spends a fortune on cars

04 March 2016

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, today criticised Network Rail after it was revealed that NR spends a fortune on hiring cars for staff rather than travelling by train. ‘The reason given for this extraordinary spend on hiring cars, rather than travelling by train, is...

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Our stations are not for sale - sign the petition

03 March 2016

Network Rail has asked Citigroup bankers to help them sell off 18 public railway stations across the country: Birmingham New Street, Bristol Temple Meads, Edinburgh Waverley, Glasgow Central, Leeds, Liverpool Lime Street, Manchester Piccadilly, Reading and the London stations. If stations are sold off we'll lose future profits and...

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