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ASLEF at Women's TUC 2019

12 March 2019

ASLEF sent a delegation of five women to the Women's TUC Conference at the beginning of March: Deborah Reay, District 8 and Women's Representative Committee Chair, Alison Miller, District 2 and Women's Representative Committee Secretary; Julie Clegg, District 3; Bianca Rennie, District 5 and Kerry Cassidy, District 7. Members...

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Failing Grayling does it again - Northern trains delayed for two more years

07 March 2019

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has spoken out after it emerged that Northern Rail’s six-carriage long services in and out of Leeds station have been delayed by a further two years. The longer trains should have been brought in at the end of this year...

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ASLEF at London Labour Conference

06 March 2019

At London Labour Party Conference at the beginning of March, ASLEF delegate Lucio Buffone moved a composite motion on the ongoing issue of knife crime in London which was widely supported and passed by conference. The full text of the motion is below:   Conference notes: With concern the increase...

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ASLEF at UN Anti-Racism Day Demonstrations

04 March 2019

ASLEF members will be marching against racism and fascism at demonstrations organised by Stand Up to Racism in London, Glasgow and Cardiff on Saturday 16th March 2019 as part of a global day of action to mark UN Anti-Racism Day.   The rallies across the country will be demanding an...

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Freight drivers to strike to protect pensions

28 February 2019

Drivers at two of the big five rail freight companies in Britain have voted overwhelmingly to strike in a bid to protect their pensions.   ASLEF’s executive committee today called two 24-hour strikes for Friday 15 March and Friday 29 March.   Members of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, were...

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