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The Queen's Speech and Rail Reform

14 October 2019

  Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has spoken out after the announcement in Parliament today about the future of rail franchising.   He said: ‘I suppose we should be happy that a Tory Prime Minister has finally admitted what those of us who work in...

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Mick condemns Syria's attack on Kurds

10 October 2019

Mick Whelan, ASLEF's general secretary, wrote a letter to Boris Johnson, with a copy to Dominc Raab, the Foreign Secretary, yesterday (Wednesday 9 October) which was also signed by the general secretaries of Unite, the GMB, CWU, NEU, PCS, TSSA, USDAW, EIS, GFTU, RMT, Thompsons solicitors, Prospect, and the Bakers,...

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SNP and Tories let down Scotland

04 October 2019

ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has condemned those SNP MSPs who refused to back Colin Smyth’s motion this week to bring the railway in Scotland back into public ownership.   Kevin Lindsay, the union’s organiser in Scotland, said: ‘We urged every Member of the Scottish Parliament to do the right...

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MSPs should do the right thing for the people of Scotland

01 October 2019

ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has called on Members of the Scottish Parliament to back a motion to bring ScotRail back into public ownership.   Kevin Lindsay, the union’s organiser in Scotland, said: ‘We are urging every MSP to do the right thing on Wednesday for the people of Scotland...

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