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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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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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Bill Ronksley's funeral

03 December 2018

Former ASLEF President Bill Ronksley's funeral has been arranged for Wednesday 5 December. The cortege will leave Wortley Hall at 11.30 for his funeral service at 12 noon at Grenoside Crematorium, 5 Skew Hill Lane, Sheffield, S35 8RZ. There will be a wake afterwards, from 2pm,...

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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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