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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Safety reps save lives

01 October 2017

(Article by MICK HOLDER of ASLEF’s health and safety department, as featured in the ASLEF Journal October 2017)    This year is the 40th anniversary of the Safety Representatives and Safety Committee Regulations 1977, a piece of criminal law passed by parliament which gives legal rights to trade union reps...

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Justice at last

01 September 2017

In a landmark judgement on 26 July the Supreme Court ruled against the government – saying its introduction of fees for employment tribunals was unlawful.  DAVE PRENTIS, general secretary of Unison, the union which took the case to court, explains what this means for every worker in Britain...

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Rail Mail

01 August 2017

A new museum has just opened celebrating the Mail Rail under London which, at its peak, moved 4 million items every day.  At the back of the huge Royal Mail centre at Mount Pleasant, a short bus ride south of King’s Cross, a new tourist attraction opened on 28 July....

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Delegation to the West Bank

31 July 2017

(Article by District 5 Organiser Nigel Gibson, featured in the August 2018 issue of the ASLEF Journal) Earlier in the year, District 2 Organiser Kevin Lindsay, Howard Kaye, the EC member for District 5, and I were offered the opportunity to go to Palestine as part of a trade union...

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ABC and the #SouthernFail campaign

06 July 2017

Gregor Gall, Professor of Industrial Relations at the University of Bradford, looks at the opportunities afforded by protests organised by the Association of British Commuters against the Conservative government and Southern Rail (As featured in the July issue of the ASLEF Journal 2017; page 22)   Could it now be...

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