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ASLEF at the TUC

11 September 2016

ASLEF has sent five delegates - general secretary Mick Whelan; assistant general secretary Simon Weller; EC vice-president Dave Calfe; Paul Cutmore from Chingford branch; and Ian Thompson from Treherbert branch - to the 148th Trades Union Congress in Brighton.

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Adam Smith's proposal for Network Rail

07 September 2016

Tomorrow (Thursday) the Adam Smith Institute, a neo-liberal right-wing think tank, will call for 'Network Fail' to be part-privatised. Mick Whelan, ASLEF's general secretary, was incredulous when he heard about their proposals. ‘We’re stunned that the Adam Smith Institute, given the level of back door subsidy for track access...

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Join Mick at Burston

04 September 2016

Join GS Mick Whelan at the Burston strike school rally in Norfolk today. Mick is a speaker, along with Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell, and TUC president Liz Snape, at the celebration which starts at 10.45am and finishes at 4pm. It's at Crown Green, Burston, near Diss. The rally will be...

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Burston strike school rally

03 September 2016

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF; Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell; and TUC president Liz Snape are the speakers at the Burston strike school rally from 10.45am to 4pm tomorrow (Sunday) at Crown Green, Burston, near Diss, in Norfolk. The rally will be chaired by Megan Dobney, regional secretary of the TUC, and Clive Lewis, Labour MP for Norwich South and Shadow Secretary of State for Defence. Entertainment will be provided by Attila the Stockbroker; Red Flags; the NAS/UWT brass band; the Banner Theatre 1 May band; and Steve White & the Protest Family. There's a food and beer tent; campaign and community stalls; and a good time is always had by all.

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Southern profit from failure

02 September 2016

After this morning's announcement that GTR's profits are up 27% Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, said: ‘This is like living with Alice in Wonderland! A company, which has failed to deliver for passengers every day for the last year, and which only yesterday got its...

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