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Rail firms rip off passengers for £1 billion

01 January 2019

Rail firms have paid out more than £1 billion to shareholders over the last six years Ahead of soaring price rises for passengers tomorrow [Tuesday 2 January] a new report reveals that the private rail companies that are putting fares up by 3.1% have paid out more £1 billion in...

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Strike action at Barking depots

11 December 2018

ASLEF members employed by London Underground at Barking District Line depot and Barking Hammersmith & City Line depot have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action after the company’s failure to address the abrogation of agreements. 85% of members voted for action on a turnout of 67%. Action will take...

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Clapham rail crash

07 December 2018

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Clapham rail crash when three trains collided in south London at 8.13 on Monday 12 December 1988. Thirty-five men and women lost their lives and another 484 were injured. Two of those who died were ASLEF members: driver John Rolls and driver...

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Mark Drakeford

06 December 2018

Mark Drakeford, who was backed by ASLEF, is the new leader of the Welsh Labour Party.   Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, said: ‘Mark shares our values which is why we were proud to support his campaign to be the next leader of the Labour...

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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 he had any sense of...

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