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Agreement reached with Scotrail

19 September 2016

ASLEF and Scotrail have, in principle, reached an agreement on the conversion of existing diesel routes for electric rolling stock. The Agreement, which will apply to Scotrail services on the newly electrified routes, is expected to be ratified by ASLEF’s Executive Committee tomorrow morning. The agreement retains conventional staffing of...

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District Officer (re)election

16 September 2016

Dicky Fisher has been re-elected unopposed for a second term as District 6 Organiser. ‘I would like to thank all those who nominated me,’ he said. ‘And look forward to continuing to work hard for all our members.

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Tosh sets the record straight

14 September 2016

Tosh McDonald, ASLEF’s president, today set the record straight after misleading reports about what he said at a Labour Representation Committee fringe at the Friends’ Meeting House on Monday night.

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Tuesday at the TUC

13 September 2016

Mick Whelan, ASLEF's general secretary, chaired a packed Justice for Colombia fringe meeting at lunchtime. Speakers included Mariela Kohon, director of JfC; Simon Dubbins of Unite; and Steve Cavalier, chief executive of Thompsons solicitors. Simon Weller, assistant general secretary, spoke on the platform at a Trade Unions Against the EU fringe meeting in the Old Ship Hotel; EC1 Marz Colombini made several telling contributions from the floor. Simon was also re-elected to the general council of the TUC; he topped the poll in his section.

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Monday at the TUC

12 September 2016

A busy Monday for ASLEF at the TUC in Brighton. Dave Calfe, speaking from the podium on Monday morning, made a passionate case for motion 63 opposing the sale of Britain's public land; Paul Cutmore, at the podium on Monday afternoon, spoke on composite 3, supporting a modern industrial strategy...

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