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Grayling must go, says ASLEF

08 December 2016

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has called on Chris Grayling, the Secretary of State for Transport, to resign after a leaked letter revealed he opposed rail devolution to keep it ‘out of the clutches’ of Labour. ‘The Transport Secretary said that cost was the...

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Southern to blame

08 December 2016

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers' union, has written to the Daily Telegraph today in response to a piece the paper published written by Nick Herbert, Tory MP for Arundel & South Downs. Mr Herbert seeks to blame everyone for the failings of Southern Railways except...

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High Court: ASLEF and Southern Railways

08 December 2016

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, hailed victory in the High Court this afternoon after the judge, Sir Michael Burton, turned down GTR’s bid for an injunction against our industrial action on Southern Railways. Mick said: ‘What a waste of money! Southern, Britain’s worst private...

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Government rail policy is bankrupt

05 December 2016

ASLEF has condemned new proposals from Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Transport, to allow private train operating companies and other firms to run sections of Britain’s infrastructure. General secretary Mick Whelan said: ‘These proposals demonstrate what we have known for a long time: government rail policy is bankrupt....

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Rail fares rise - again

02 December 2016

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has spoken out after the announcement this morning that rail fares will rise by 2.3% in January. ‘It is scandalous that the government is allowing the privatised train companies to make even more money for providing an ever poorer...

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