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John Robson

27 January 2020

We are saddened to hear the news of the death of John Robson of Arnos Grove branch. A fine trade unionist, former ASLEF trustee, and secretary of the LUL trains functional council. Our thoughts and condolences are with his family and friends. We will...

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Rail fare rises 2020

01 January 2020

On the eve of another round of above-inflation rail fare rises, Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ trade union, said: ‘Once again the privatised train companies are telling passengers to pay more for...

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Queen's Speech

19 December 2019

ASLEF utterly condemns the Grant Shapps plan - revealed in the Queen's speech at the state opening of Parliament this morning - to curtail the right of train drivers, and other railway workers, to take industrial action.   Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers' union, said: "The right...

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Scotrail franchise to end early

18 December 2019

ASLEF, the train drivers' trade union, has welcomed, with reservations, the decision by the Scottish government to invoke its break clause on ScotRail.   Kevin Lindsay, the union's organiser in Scotland, said: 'We are delighted by the decision announced today because we have argued for a long time...

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Curtailing the right to strike is not only a human rights abuse but bad for industrial relations

17 December 2019

ASLEF utterly condemns Transport Secretary Grant Shapps' plans to curtail the right to strike on public transport. Not only is the right to withdraw your labour a human right, but this is almost certain to worsen industrial relations, not improve them.   Shapps' plan will mean that even when union...

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