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International Women's Day 2017

08 March 2017

Today a delegation of ASLEF members - Angela O’Sullivan (D1), Alison Miller (D2), Julie Clegg-Haver (D3), Emily Malcher (D6), Debbie Reay (D8) - are marking International Women’s Day at the TUC Women’s Conference in London.  ASLEF’s Women’s Representative Committee has submitted motions on the decriminalisation of sex work and the...

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Election results

03 March 2017

Congratulations to the three EC members who were unopposed in their re-election this week: Bro M Colombini, Waterloo Nine Elms Branch, has been re-elected to the position of Executive Committee member for district No.1 EC vice-president Bro D Calfe, Euston Branch, has been re-elected to the position...

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Rail freight at risk from Tories

27 February 2017

The government is set to slash the Mode Shift Revenue Support (MSRS) grant by £4m per annum (21% of the budget), from the 1st April 2017 and then cut is again to just £15.2m in 2018-19.  The rail freight grant supports companies moving goods by rail instead of HGVs in...

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ASLEF welcomes HS2

23 February 2017

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has welcomed the HS2 Bill being set to receive Royal Assent. Mick said: ‘We believe Britain needs not only a new high speed rail line but a new high speed rail network and we would, ideally, like to see HS2...

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ASLEF and Southern Railways: Referendum result

16 February 2017

ASLEF drivers have rejected a proposed resolution to the long-running dispute with Southern Railways. The following question was put to our driver members employed by Southern. Do you accept the proposed agreement on driver only operation and related issues on GTR Southern services?   Yes: 317 [45.9%] No:  374 [54.1%]...

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