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Members - your photographs wanted

11 August 2020

As ASLEF takes advantage of the opportunities of digital and social media channels, we're able to communicate to a much wider audience and get our messages across.   The best online content is visual so we are using more photographs and images than ever, and we want to keep up...

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Keep free TV licences for the over 75s

28 July 2020

Following an announcement from the government that it will stop funding free TV licences for over 75 year olds except those on pension credit, the BBC has confirmed that this will be implemented from 1st August 2020.   This change will affect 3.7 million pensioners, many of whom are just above...

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ASLEF backs Jim's call for Shapps to come clean

23 July 2020

We have backed a call from Jim McMahon, the Shadow Transport Secretary, for the government to come clean and 'be clear whether the existing emergency management agreements [on Britain's railways] will continue.'   Mick Whelan, general secretary, said: 'It's time for the Secretary of State for Transport to explain...

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The Jack Leslie statue campaign

23 July 2020

Nearly 100 years ago, Jack Leslie should have been pulling on an England football shirt and making history, but he was denied because of his race.   Almost a century later, campaigners are raising funds for a statue to honour Jack Leslie's career as a player at Plymouth Argyle, where...

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ASLEF Condemns Johnson Advice: Too much, too soon

17 July 2020

ASLEF has criticised the government's decision to ditch its Covid-19 working from home guidance – the advice, 'based on the science', in place since March – and tell millions of people to start using public transport again and return to their offices.   Boris Johnson used his coronavirus...

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