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Women only carriages are not the answer

23 August 2017

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, says women-only carriages are not the answer to the growing number of sexual assaults on Britain’s railway network.   He was speaking after Chris Williamson, the MP for Derby North, said it would be ‘worth consulting’ on the policy after...

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It's not up to the north, it's up to Grayling

22 August 2017

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has slammed Chris Grayling for saying it’s up to the north to sort out rail issues. He was speaking after the Transport Secretary said it isn’t the government’s job to push Crossrail for the north of England.   Mick said:...

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RIP Neil Milligan

21 August 2017

It is with sadness that the union has learned of the death of former ASLEF general secretary and District No. 2 member Neil Milligan. Neil’s funeral was held earlier this month and it is with deep regret that general secretary Mick Whelan has sent his condolences to his family on...

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Government must intervene on fares

15 August 2017

Commenting on the July RPI announcement which will see fares rise by 3.6% from January 2018 ASLEF General Secretary Mick Whelan said ‘The fares system is broken and needs to be reformed. The government must intervene to make fares simpler, fairer and cheaper in Brexit Britain. At the very least,...

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Scottish Transport Minister must act to end violence

10 August 2017

ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has called on Scottish Transport Minister Humza Yousaf to act to end the violence and anti-social behaviour plaguing passengers and staff on trains and stations. The union has warned that members are ready to refuse to work these services unless something is done. Kevin Lindsay,...

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