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Starbucks should be banned from stations until it pays tax

27 June 2019

ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has urged Network Rail and the government to ban Starbucks from Britain’s railway stations until the company coughs up the tax it should be paying.   Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, said: ‘No railway premises should be let as retail...

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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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