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Industrial action on Southern

10 January 2017

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers' union, spoke out today after the first of three days of strikes by drivers on Southern Railways. Mick said: ‘We greatly regret the industrial action we have taken on Southern Railways today .We don’t want to inconvenience passengers, nor do...

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BBC Southern debate: the truth

10 January 2017

BBC South-East has disingenuously claimed today that ASLEF was invited to take part in its debate on the Southern Railways dispute recorded at the Chequer Mead arts centre in East Grinstead, West Sussex, on Sunday afternoon and broadcast at 7.30pm on BBC1, in the south-east, on Monday night. We...

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ASLEF's response to ORR report

05 January 2017

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, today responded to the ORR report on DOO. Mick said: ‘Despite what Southern Railways is disingenuously claiming, the report from the Office of Rail and Road does not give driver only operation a clean bill of health. It doesn’t...

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ASLEF strikes on Southern

04 January 2017

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, announced this morning that the union will be striking for three days next week and for a further three days at the end of this month. Drivers on Southern Railways will now take strike action on Tuesday 10 January; Wednesday...

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ASLEF protests at rail fares

03 January 2017

ASLEF activists were out in force this morning to protest about another savage fare increase for hard-pressed passengers on Britain's railway network now paying up to 14& of their income on getting to work. Commuters in this country now spend up to six times as much of their salary...

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