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21 January 2021

This page will be updated through the ongoing Coronavirus crisis with the latest information from ASLEF and the team at Head Office.   If you have any questions not covered on this page, please email or contact your local reps.   Last updated: Thursday 21st January 2021    ...

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ASLEF slams government for levelling down

15 January 2021

ASLEF, the train drivers' union, has condemned the government for 'levelling down' after it slashed funding to the body that oversees transport in the north.     Mick Whelan, general secretary, said: 'Boris Johnson pledged, at the general election, to level up the economies of the north...

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On the Footplate with Crohn’s Disease - Disability History Month

17 December 2020

UK Disability History Month runs from 18th November to 18th December 2020. ASLEF is marking the month with a series of blogs from members of our Disabled members forum , sharing their experiences of disability in the workplace.   Disabled members forum District...

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Liz Truss must Get Real

17 December 2020

ASLEF, the train drivers' union, has condemned remarks by Liz Truss, the Women and Equalities Minister, in her New Fight for Fairness speech today.   Mick Whelan, ASLEF's general secretary, said:   'It is absolutely extraordinary that the Minister for Equalities is calling...

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Minimum Wage Campaign

10 December 2020

ASLEF is supporting Richard Burgon MP's campaign to ensure that nobody on furlough is paid less than the minimum wage.   New official figures show that the number of workers paid less than the National Minimum Wage is nearly five times higher this year than in 2019, with...

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