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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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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Grenfell – the fire that should never have happened

01 November 2017

(Article by MATT WRACK, general secretary of the Fire Brigades Union, as featured in the November edition of the ASLEF Journal)   Wednesday 14 June 2017 is a dark day in modern British history. A nightmare date of death and destruction. I am sure everyone reading this will share my...

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10 October - Mental Health Day

01 October 2017

(Article by ASLEF's IAN BECKETT, taken from the ASLEF Journal October 2017)   Mental health problems cost UK employers £30 billion a year in lost production, recruitment and absence. So why aren’t we doing more about it? And why are we so reluctant to talk about the subject? Despite the...

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Drivers and diabetes

01 October 2017

(Article by MICK HOLDER, of ASLEF’s health and safety department, as featured in the ASLEF Journal October 2017)   What should you do if you are diagnosed with diabetes? And what are the implications for your employment as a train driver? Being diagnosed as a diabetic by your GP does...

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