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Clapham Rail Crash

12 December 2016

On the anniversary of the Clapham rail crash, Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, said: ‘Our thoughts today are with the families who lost their loved ones.’ Thirty-five men and women lost their lives – another 500 people were injured – when three trains collided just after 8am on...

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ASLEF response to Grayling

12 December 2016

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, spoke out this afternoon after claims made by Chris Grayling, the Secretary of State for Transport, in a letter released by the DfT. ‘The Transport Secretary is being less than honest on all counts,’ said Mick.‘Earlier this year Peter...

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Court of appeal

12 December 2016

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, spoke out after the Court of Appeal turned down an application from GTR today to overturn the High Court’s refusal to grant an injunction against our industrial action on Southern Railways. After Lord Justice Elias,sitting with Lord Justice Lewison...

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Letter to members: Gatwick Express

11 December 2016

Following a legal challenge from GTR, General Secretary Mick Whelan wrote to all members on Gatwick Express on the 8 December to confirm that ASLEF is not calling on Gatwick Express members to take industrial action, but to drive as normal. • There is to be no ASLEF...

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Letter to members Thameslink - Brighton Depot

11 December 2016

With regards to the GTR Southern driver only operation dispute, General Secretary Mick Whelan wrote to all members on Thameslink - Brighton Depot on the 8 December to confirm that ASLEF did not ballot members working on Thameslink and is not calling on Thameslink drivers to take industrial action....

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