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Appeal Court

12 August 2016

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has spoken out after the Appeal Court decision this afternoon on voting in the Labour leadership contest. Mick said: ‘This is a sad day for democracy and makes a mockery of the efforts we have made to get people to...

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Solidarity with members in Colas IM

10 August 2016

ASLEF stands by our members in Colas Infrastructure Monitoring who have taken industrial action to defend safety, agreements and jobs. Colas IM claims that Network Rail has told them not to employ more drivers to fulfil an infrastructure management contract. ASLEF knows from a senior source within Network Rail...

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Mick welcomes High Court verdict

07 August 2016

Mick Whelan, ASLEF’s general secretary, welcomed the High Court decision today in favour of five Labour Party members and their right to vote in the leadership contest between Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith. Mick said: ‘This is a victory for democracy, and a victory for common sense. The judge...

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Passionate appeal for party unity

07 August 2016

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has made a passionate appeal for unity and called on the Labour Party to drop its planned appeal against today’s High Court decision in favour of five Labour Party members and their right to vote in the leadership contest between...

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GTR Southern and Gatwick Express: Breakdown in industrial relations

02 August 2016

Ongoing issues in respect of discussions regarding the GTR’s imposition of new rosters to facilitate the introduction of an emergency timetable remain unresolved. ASLEF’s Executive Committee consider that this amounts to a breakdown in industrial relations. Mick Whelan, general secretary, will therefore be giving the Head of Employee Relations for GTR, statutory notice of ASLEF’s intention to ballot Driver members employed by GTR Southern & Gatwick Express, for strike action and for action short of a strike. The closing date for the return of ballot papers is to be 10:00 hrs on Wednesday 31st August 2016.

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