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ASLEF drivers vote to strike

23 May 2016

Mick Whelan, general secretary, has welcomed the strong mandate from GTR Southern & Gatwick Express members who have voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking action over the dispute concerning the extension of driver only operations. 95.8% of our members voted Yes to taking part in industrial action short of a strike and 84.4% voted Yes to taking part in a strike, on a turnout of just over 82%.

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Croydon Tramlink results

22 May 2016

ASLEF members on Croydon Tramlink have returned an astonishing 100% Yes vote in a ballot for strike action over the failure of FirstGroup to make an acceptable pay offer. Staff on Tramlink earn much less than those doing similar jobs in other parts of the industry. A tram driver...

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Inquiry highlights failure of franchising

22 May 2016

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has announced an investigation into the Department for Transport’s decision to award the Northern Rail franchise to Arriva. The company runs the Cross Country franchise and a number of bus routes in the region. The CMA is concerned that Arriva’s substantial share of...

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ASLEF GTR update

19 May 2016

ASLEF is disappointed that GTR is taking legal action against our ballot of Southern and Gatwick Express drivers. We have yet to take any industrial action. The result of the ballot is due on Monday 23rd May following which ASLEF’s Executive Committee will determine the union’s next steps.

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Ken Cameron

16 May 2016

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, said: ‘Everyone here at ASLEF was saddened to learn today of the death of Ken Cameron, former general secretary of the FBU. Ken Cameron was a good man, a good socialist, and a good friend of ASLEF. He was liked...

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