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Supporting the Global Climate Strike

20 September 2019

ASLEF is standing in solidarity today with the young people striking across the world to raise awareness of the climate crisis. Campaigners are demanding governments globally acknowledge the climate emergency, and immediately put into place measures to reduce carbon emissions and damage to the environment.   ASLEF believes that increasing...

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ASLEF at TUC Congress 2019

11 September 2019

This week ASLEF sent a delegation to TUC Congress in Brighton.   The annual congress is the meeting of the trade union movement, seeing delegates from all unions coming together to debate issues of policy, politics, equality and the workplace.   ASLEF's delegates were well represented, speaking on the platform...

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Trauma support in Croatia

11 September 2019

John Metcalfe, Executive Committee member for District 3, Deborah Reay, Chair of the Women's Representative Committee and Assistant General Secretary Simon Weller travelled to Croatia in August to attend the annual conference of the Croatian Train Drivers' Union, Sindikat Strojovođa Hrvatske.    The very eye-opening delegation to Croatia was a chance...

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HS2

03 September 2019

ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has backed HS2 in the wake of government announcements about – and renewed criticism of – the rail project today.   Mick Whelan, ASLEF’s general secretary, said: ‘Labour created HS2 but the project has been managed...

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The Prime Minister and Parliament

28 August 2019

ASLEF, the train drivers trade union, has condemned Boris Johnson's decision to try to sideline Parliament in the run up to Brexit.   Mick Whelan, general secretary, said: 'Whatever your views on Brexit, the democratic process must underpin what is done in all our names – or civil unrest will...

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