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ASLEF on Grayling's hit squad

01 September 2016

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, said: 'It's high time the Transport Secretary took responsibility and got involved in the systemic failures at Southern Railways because the DfT has been pulling the strings behind the problems there. But Chris Grayling's "hit squad" to sort out the mess is doomed to...

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Peace in Colombia

26 August 2016

ASLEF is delighted at the news that after four years of negotiations, the Colombian government and the FARC announced yesterday evening that they had agreed a final peace agreement. This agreement aims to put an end to more than fifty years of armed conflict. Mick Whelan, general secretary of...

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ASLEF supports a well staffed and safe Night Tube

18 August 2016

Ahead of its eventual launch tomorrow, ASLEF welcomes the arrival of Night Tube on the Victoria and Central lines. If the previous Mayor had been less confrontational and prepared to listen to staff and trade unions instead of playing political games, London would have had all night tube services...

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Action for Rail

16 August 2016

Rail fares have increased at double the speed of wages since 2010, according to new analysis released today by the TUC and the rail unions’ Action for Rail campaign. Analysis shows that rail fares have risen by 25% in the last six years, while average weekly earnings have only...

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Pricing off the railway

15 August 2016

Rail fares have increased at double the speed of wages since 2010, according to new analysis released tomorrow by the TUC. Analysis shows thatfares have risen by 25% in the last six years, while average weekly earnings have only grown by 12%. The findings come as the government gets...

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