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ASLEF at UN Anti-Racism Day Demonstrations

04 March 2019

ASLEF members will be marching against racism and fascism at demonstrations organised by Stand Up to Racism in London, Glasgow and Cardiff on Saturday 16th March 2019 as part of a global day of action to mark UN Anti-Racism Day.   The rallies across the country will be demanding an...

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Freight drivers to strike to protect pensions

28 February 2019

Drivers at two of the big five rail freight companies in Britain have voted overwhelmingly to strike in a bid to protect their pensions.   ASLEF’s executive committee today called two 24-hour strikes for Friday 15 March and Friday 29 March.   Members of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, were...

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Let's put the wheels and steel back together

28 February 2019

ASLEF has urged the Williams Rail Review to recommend putting the ‘wheels and steel’ of Britain’s railways back together – under public ownership.   Mick Whelan, general secretary, was speaking after Sir Peter Hendy, the chairman of Network Rail, which owns and manages the UK’s railway infrastructure, said he would...

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ASLEF calls on councils to rule out car park tax

22 February 2019

ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has urged councils to rule out introducing a car parking tax which would penalise hard-pressed working men and women.   Kevin Lindsay, the union’s organiser in Scotland, said: ‘It is absolutely outrageous that councils are considering taxing people for turning up to work!  ...

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Labour the party for progress

18 February 2019

Kevin Lindsay, ASLEF’s organiser in Scotland, has spoken out after the news that Chuka Umunna and six other MPs will sit as independents.   ‘I regret the fact that seven MPs announced this morning that they have decided they no longer wish to represent their constituencies in Parliament as Labour...

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