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ASLEF and Southern Rail

15 June 2017

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, tonight responded to a press release put out by Southern Railways. Mick said: ‘ASLEF suspended the imposition of an overtime ban on Southern Railways – due to start on Sunday 4 June – for two weeks to allow time for...

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Passengers have paid £50bn for rail privatisation

12 June 2017

Rail privatisation is ‘financially flawed’ according to a new report from academics at Queen Mary and Essex universities which finds that the cost of running the railway has increased by £50bn since the sell-off in 1995.   The study suggests that the impact of unnecessarily expensive track upgrades, excessive train...

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Why you should vote tomorrow

07 June 2017

Matt Wrack of the Fire Brigades Union on why it's important to vote Labour tomorrow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHpFD9E-1Mk&feature=youtu.be

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London Bridge attack

04 June 2017

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers' union, paid tribute to the work of the emergency services after the terror attacks on London Bridge and Borough Market last night. Mick said: 'Our thoughts at the moment are with those who have lost loved ones. We applaud the work...

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ASLEF and Southern: overtime ban suspended

01 June 2017

A train drivers’ overtime ban on Southern Railways – due to start on Sunday 4 June – has been suspended for two weeks to allow time for negotiations to find a resolution to the long-running dispute over driver only operation and to allow all outstanding issues to be discussed.  ...

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