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Fiasco on Northern Rail + GTR Southern

04 June 2018

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, said: ‘Our thanks go out, particularly to the drivers, and to all the staff, of Northern Rail, and GTR Southern, who have continued to work hard to provide a public service, in difficult circumstances, under great pressure, and sometimes subjected to much abuse, during...

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Tube strikes

31 May 2018

Tomorrow (Friday 1 June) ASLEF will attend talks at ACAS with London Underground to try to find a way to resolve the disputes on the Jubilee line and at Acton Town on the District line. Strike action has been called for next Wednesday 6 June and Thursday 14 June.   Finn...

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AAD: Wednesday 23 May Oystein Aslaksen

24 May 2018

Øystein Aslaksen, international secretary of the Norsk Lokomotivmannsforbund, the Norwegian train drivers’ union, attended AAD to talk to, and listen to, delegates ‘as many of our fights are your fights, too.’ His union has 1,600 members, and 100% density, across the public and private sectors in Norway.   ‘We...

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AAD: Thursday 24 May Susan Gray

24 May 2018

Susan Gray, stakeholder manager at the Confidential Incident Reporting & Analysis Service, a not for profit organisation with a brief to improve safety in our industry, spoke to delegates on Thursday afternoon.   ‘At CIRAS we share goals with you and want to learn how to work with you more...

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AAD: Thursday 24 May Dawn Butler

24 May 2018

Dawn Butler, Labour MP for Brent Central, and Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, told delegates today: ‘It’s an absolute disgrace that this Conservative government is giving so much money, each year, to the privatised train companies to run the railways so badly.   ‘This week we heard...

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