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Consent Order

21 June 2016

Claim No: HQ16X01325 In the High Court of Justice, Queen's Bench Division, between GOVIA THAMESLINK RAILWAY LTD, Claimant/Respondent, andTHE ASSOCIATED SOCIETY OF LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEERS AND FIREMEN, Applicant/Defendant. CONSENT ORDER UPON judgment having been entered for the Claimant AND UPON the joint application of the parties AND BY CONSENT,...

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Colas Rail drivers vote to strike

16 June 2016

ASLEF members in Colas Rail have voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking industrial action in a dispute concerning holiday pay and establishments, abrogation of agreements and associated safety issues. 91.4% of members voted Yes to taking part in industrial action short of a strike and 82.9% voted Yes to taking...

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Renationalise rail freight

08 June 2016

Train drivers union ASLEF has urged the Labour Party to renationalise the rail freight sector. The union made the call in its response to the party’s policy review. Commenting on the submission ASLEF General Secretary Mick Whelan said ‘Labour must renationalise the rail freight sector to ensure a long-term...

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Joint statement supporting a Leave vote

07 June 2016

Joint statement between ASLEF, the RMT and BFAWU. A united Labour Movement Many great figures of the Labour moment such as Tony Benn, Michael Foot and Bob Crow were firmly against the EU. Millions of Labour voters oppose the EU and we believe a similar number of trade unionists...

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Transport select committee

06 June 2016

ASLEF has submitted its evidence to the Transport Select Committee inquiry into rail franchising. We say the failures of franchising have never been clearer or greater than they are now.Two decades of profiteering by private companies have starved the system of money which should have been reinvested in rail...

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