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MPs call for root & branch reform of Britain's railways

03 December 2018

A damning report by the House of Commons Transport Select Committee will, tomorrow, call for root and branch reform of Britain's railways after the chaos suffered by passengers this summer.   Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, said: 'The Secretary of State for Transport, if...

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Rail Fares Up - Yet Again

30 November 2018

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has slammed the Rail Delivery Group and privatised train operating companies for another big increase in rail fares for hard-pressed passengers. Fares increase by an average of 3.1% from 2 January.   ‘The train companies are telling passengers to pay...

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Recognition of the role of workers in preventing suicides on the railway

21 November 2018

The recent publication by the British Transport Police in their annual report of statistics relating to suicides on the railway deserves greater scrutiny than the bare facts reveal. The BTP states: “In the last 12 months 2017/18 officers and rail staff made around 2,000 life-saving interventions on the rail network,...

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ASLEF calls on MSPs to stand up for Scottish taxpayers

14 November 2018

ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has called on Members of the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood to back a motion to bring ScotRail back into public ownership.   Kevin Lindsay, the union’s organiser in Scotland, said: ‘There is a crucial vote in the Scottish Parliament today on a Labour motion...

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ASLEF: Central line strike

07 November 2018

ASLEF ON STRIKE: CENTRAL LINE Finn Brennan, ASLEF’s organiser on London Underground, says: ‘Train drivers on the Central line will refuse to book on for duties booking on between 00:01 and 23:59 on Wednesday 7 November as our fight for fair treatment at work continues.  In the four...

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