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Mick re elected general secretary

26 February 2016

Mick Whelan was today re-elected as general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union. Nominations closed today and nobody in the trade union decided to run against Mick. Mick’s re-election will be endorsed at the next meeting of ASLEF’s executive committee in March. It is Mick’s second five-year...

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Mick's letter to McLoughlin

24 February 2016

The bizarre - and extremely offensive - remarks made at a public meeting in Croydon by DfT official Peter Wilkinson prompted Mick Whelan, ASLEF's general secretary, to demand an apology. Wilkinson, you may remember, called train drivers 'muppets.' Wilkinson also lied about drivers' salaries and got a string of...

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With Banners Held High 2016

23 February 2016

Music and The Miner’s Strike – International Solidarity. 5 March 2015 from 10.30am at Unity Works, Westgate, Wakefield, WF1 1EP. The scale of international support for the 1984-85 miners’ strike is an inspiring but largely unknown story. This year’s With Banners Held High will include exhibitions, the launch of...

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Strange decision by the BTP

22 February 2016

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has responded to the announcement that the British Transport Police is inviting bids to provide retraining courses for drivers who disobey signals at level crossings. The courses will be offered as an alternative to criminal proceedings in England and...

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Mick slams DfT official

22 February 2016

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has slammed a DfT official who reportedly made extraordinary comments about train drivers at a public meeting in Croydon. Mick said: ‘If the comments attributed to Peter Wilkinson are accurate, well, we can help him with his wishes. In...

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