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On Track With Diversity 2019 Report - now available

17 June 2019

ASLEF will launch its new On Track with Diversity report – which reveals a glaring gap between those in the driver's cab at the front of the train and the communities they serve – at the Houses of Parliament this afternoon [Monday 17 June].   Mick Whelan, general secretary, said:...

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Pay talks break down with London Underground

06 June 2019

ASLEF formally rejected London Underground’s offer of a 2.6% pay rise for this year, and RPI plus 0.2% for 2020, at pay talks on Wednesday 5 June. We think that, while LU plans to double its operating surplus, staff deserve to be properly rewarded for their work and to see...

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On Track With Diversity 2019

03 June 2019

ASLEF is committed to equality and diversity in the railway industry. We believe that ‘a train driver is a train driver is a train driver’ – regardless of gender, sexuality, religion or race. But, as a trade union, we can only recruit, as members, those who have been selected, and...

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Tramlink Strike Suspended

20 May 2019

The ASLEF Executive Committee has agreed to suspend the strike due to take place on Wednesday and Thursday [22nd - 23 May] on Croydon Tramlink after a breakthrough in talks with FirstGroup management at the conciliation service ACAS.   A new offer that gives drivers an above inflation pay rise...

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Work-related deaths

15 May 2019

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has called on coroners to treat deaths caused by incidents at work as work-related fatalities.   Mick was speaking after Scott Walker, a 43-year-old father of four, took his own life, just months after a pedestrian committed suicide in front...

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