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ASLEF slams the Sewell Report on racism

08 April 2021

ASLEF has slammed the ill-informed Sewell report on racism as an abdication of responsibility to those men, women, and children who suffer abuse at the hands of racists.   Mick Whelan, ASLEF's general secretary, said: 'The best thing you can say about the Sewell report is that it is totally...

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Scotrail - joint unions statement

30 March 2021

Today [Tuesday 30 March 2021] Abellio Scotrail offered a self-financing pay rise of tens of pounds to the RMT, the TSSA, Unite, and ASLEF (Fleet) members.   Abellio ScotRail has continually failed to engage in any productive way with the trade unions. Abellio has claimed it is under instructions from...

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Shrewsbury 24 win at appeal court

23 March 2021

Mick Whelan, general secretary, has welcomed today's Appeal Court decision to squash the unjust verdicts on the Shrewsbury 24.   He said: 'It's only taken 49 years, but justice, finally, has been done. We always said that their convictions for unlawful assembly, conspiracy to intimidate, and affray,...

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Resisting attacks on democracy in Turkey

22 March 2021

ASLEF, the train drivers' union, has called on Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to protest about the repression of the People’s Democratic Party in Turkey.   The Halkların Demokratik Partisi (HDP) was founded in 2012 as a democratic centre-left party to represent the interests of the...

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More Cuts are Not the Answer

19 March 2021

Since the beginning of the pandemic, passenger levels have been extremely low on London Underground and other public transport around the capital - as people have done the right thing, staying at home...

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