Features

Here you can navigate through a selection of ASLEF Journal feature articles. You can also find archived issues of the ASLEF Journal and other ASLEF publications in the Publications section of the website.

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Who are the darling buddies of May?

13 June 2019

CHRIS PROCTOR reflects on the woeful premiership of Theresa May and wonders where it places her in the pantheon of the all-time worst Prime Ministers of Britain. There are, as he wryly notes, rather a lot of contenders for the title... In years to come, when drivers have a SPAD...

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Another Brick in the Wall - the creeping privatisation of English education

11 June 2019

Steve Williams, a former headteacher, Labour Party councillor and parliamentary candidate, tells the alarming story of the creeping privatisation of English education   Mick Whelan is quoted in the May edition of the Journal, sending a message of solidarity to the Fédération Nationale des Cheminots CGT, in its battle with...

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Don't be afraid to talk about mental health

02 May 2019

Hollie Yates, Cambridge branch and Secretary of the Young Members' Representative Committee, talks about mental health in the workplace   In recent years there has been a transformation in the way we talk about and recognise mental health. With one in four people experiencing a mental health problem each year,...

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When fascism comes calling it doesn't care what shade you area

02 May 2019

Aksir Ali, Leeds branch and the BAME Representative Committee member for District 4, reports on the March Against Racism in London.   The unity demo March Against Racism was planned well in advance of the day, Saturday 16th March, and fell a day after 50 people - children, women and...

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Drivers and the Menopause

16 April 2019

Deborah Reay, Northern Line Branch Secretary and Chair of ASLEF's Women's Representative Committee, writes for the May 2019 ASLEF Journal, available soon:   The railway industry, as it began, and developed, in the 19th century, was designed for men. Facilities, policies, uniform and ergonomics were all geared to suit...

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