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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ASLEF in action

01 January 2018

(as featured in the ASLEF Journal )   ASLEF adopts a twin track approach on the political and industrial fronts, to advance the interests of all our members. We engage industrially with the train and freight operating companies to secure the best terms and conditions for train drivers in England,...

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Lifting the lid on bogus self employment

01 January 2018

(as featured in the ASLEF Journal in January 2018, by Gregor Gall, Professor of Industrial Relations at the University of Bradford) Companies such as Uber, Amazon and Deliveroo have been condemned for using artificial self-employment to deprive their workers of their rights, evade their corporate responsibilities, and cheat the Revenue....

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Give rail freight a level playing field

01 December 2017

(Article by Philippa Edmunds, manager of Freight on Rail, as published in the ASLEF Journal in December 2017.  Philippa is lobbying the Treasury, and the Department for Transport, pushing for a proper market place for freight in the UK) Freight on Rail continues to make the case for rail and...

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Why train companies should listen to concerns of railway staff

16 November 2017

This article by ELLEN MELLINGTON, interim head of CIRAS, the confidential incident reporting and analysis service, features in the ASLEF Journal December 2017. Much of what we do at Confidential Reporting for Safety is about listening, without judgement, to the health and safety concerns of people in safety-critical roles. Health...

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Young Workers' Month

01 November 2017

  ASLEF set up a Young Workers’ Forum in January 2017 – with one elected member from each of our eight districts – to promote the voices of our younger drivers and encourage them to get involved, industrially and politically, in our union. ‘Given that the age demographic of train...

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