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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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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Roger Galloway-Smith: Key Worker

07 April 2019

This piece first appeared in the ASLEF Journal, February 2018   Roger Galloway-Smith, traveller, train driver and District 3 BEM rep, marked Human Rights Day by wearing his traveller ethnicity pin - and ASLEF lanyard - in the cab of his Class 158.   When Roger Galloway-Smith, a driver with Northern...

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Sherelle Cadogan - Key Worker

15 March 2019

'Diversity is being invited to the party – inclusion is being asked to dance,' says Sherelle Cadogan, 42, an instructor operator on London Underground – she joined the railway in 2002 – single mother of two, livewire union activist, and the guiding force behind TFfLA, which runs socials, raises money...

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