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ASLEF response to Tory manifesto

18 May 2017

The Conservative Party general election manifesto has today promised to work with train companies and rail industry employees to agree minimum service levels during periods of industrial dispute. The manifesto adds that if a voluntary agreement cannot be found, the Party will legislate to make minimum service levels mandatory.  ...

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ASLEF and Southern: overtime ban

17 May 2017

Train drivers who are ASLEF members will no longer work overtime on Southern Railways. Talks to find a resolution to the long-running dispute with Southern broke down on Tuesday and today ASLEF announced an overtime ban.Our drivers voted overwhelmingly – 87.3% on a turnout of 77% – to...

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Labour Party manifesto

16 May 2017

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, welcomed publication today of the Labour Party manifesto for the general election on 8 June. Mick said: ‘This is an exciting and progressive platform on which Labour can fight the next election. It offers people a real opportunity...

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Time for separate Scottish Transport Police

09 May 2017

ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has called for the creation of a separate Scottish Transport Police force on the day that MSPs at Holyrood debate the ‘disastrous’ proposals to merge policing on the railway which would see Police Scotland take over policing duties from the British Transport Police. ...

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Government rail betrayal

05 May 2017

Nearly £2 billion generated from the sale of Network Rail assets such as arches and depots will be used to reduce the deficit rather than fund urgent rail upgrades, according to reports today. The government’s decision to deny Network Rail the proceeds from its asset sale is yet a further...

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