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AAD Thursday

25 May 2017

Dave Tyson, who spent ten years on the EC, and is now trustee director of the Railway Pension Scheme, gave a typically thoughtful, lucid and elegant report on the state of the scheme to AAD this morning. GS Mick Whelan, thanking him afterwards, said, ‘Dave is erudite and funny and...

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AAD Wednesday

24 May 2017

Mick Whelan, ASLEF’s general secretary, who presented AGS Simon Weller with his 30 year badge this afternoon, told delegates what this trade union, and our annual assembly of delegates, are all about: ‘We’re here to protect train drivers, their roles and their futures.’ Hussein Ezzedine, of Edinburgh No 1, added:...

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AAD Tuesday

23 May 2017

AAD stood for a minute’s silence in memory of those who lost their lives in the suicide bomb attack after the Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. An emergency motion moved by Gary Boyle, of Manchester Piccadilly No 1, and seconded by Trevor Robinson, of the Black & Ethnic Minority...

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AAD Monday

22 May 2017

Marvin Rees, Labour Mayor of Bristol, opened AAD today, telling delegates: ‘I congratulate you for leading the campaign to get the world-class transport system we need. It’s about sustainable economic development. I grew up here, in Bristol, as a poor, mixed-race kid, in a physically divided city, and part of...

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AAD in Bristol

21 May 2017

Train drivers from right around the country were gathering today for ASLEF’s annual assembly of delegates ­– our annual conference – at the Marriott Royal Hotel in Bristol. AAD is from Monday 22 to Thursday 25 May. AAD is ASLEF’s parliament, and the foundation stone of our union’s democratic structure....

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