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A message from Mick: Make your vote count tomorrow

11 December 2019

Tomorrow, you have the chance to change Britain. It seems that every general election is billed as “the most important in a generation.” But this one really matters. It will determine the terms of Britain’s departure from the European Union and the shape of our society and...

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North East Metro Operations Ltd: Ballot

09 December 2019

NORTH EAST METRO OPERATIONS LTD – notice of ballot for industrial action withdrawn   Further to Head Office Circular 513/2019. Please be advised that the executive committee has given consideration to a report from the general secretary in respect of the ballot for industrial action initiated in EC resolution 1305/487....

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A Message from Mick: Labour's commitments to train drivers

06 December 2019

A message from Mick Whelan, general secretary, to every ASLEF member: I firmly believe that a Labour government benefits the whole of society and we should vote in the interests of everybody, not just ourselves. So please forgive me, because I’m going to be a tad parochial for a moment....

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North East Metro

04 December 2019

To: Tyne & Wear Metro branch & repsPlease be advised that the EC has given consideration to a report from the GS in respect of the industrial action short of a strike which started on 1 December. This action has now been withdrawn and members are advised to...

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Rail fares rise again

29 November 2019

The privatised train operating companies will tonight announce that rail fares will rise by 2.7% in January, piling fresh misery on hard-pressed passengers just before the general election in December. Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ trade union, said: ‘Once again the privatised train companies are telling...

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