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Margaret Ferrier MP

01 October 2020

ASLEF, the train drivers' trade union, has called on Margaret Ferrier, the SNP MP for Rutherglen & Hamilton West, to apologise and reveal which services she took after she admitted travelling on a train while suffering from Covid-19.   Kevin Lindsay, ASLEF's organiser in Scotland, said: 'Margaret Ferrier...

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Extension of Emergency Measures Agreements

21 September 2020

The government has extended the emergency measures agreements which ran out on Sunday 20 September. The decision was not unexpected, and comes after the DfT exercised its option on 2 September to extend the EMA at GWR until at least 26 June 2021.   Commentators in right-wing newspapers...

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Rail Aid Campaign Launch

11 September 2020

The impact of Covid-19 has been devastating for millions of children across the world. Cases of Covid-19 are going down but cases of bullying, isolation, trafficking, grooming, starvation and abuse are soaring. Rail Aid is bringing the rail industry together to help stop the virus from claiming even more children's lives....

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Stonehaven interim report

10 September 2020

Mick Whelan, general secretary, and Kevin Lindsay, our organiser in Scotland, today spoke out after publication of an interim Network Rail report into the rail crash at Stonehaven, in Aberdeenshire, on Wednesday 12 August, in which three people died.   Mick Whelan said: 'The task...

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Poppy Badges 2020 - Now Available

08 September 2020

Our 2020 poppy badges are now available for members.   A traditional red poppy and a white poppy with gold and black detail can be purchased, both priced at £6 each (including p&p).   All proceeds will be donated to the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal 2020  ...

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