News & Media

Keep up to date with the latest news and media releases.  Below are the most recent stories.  More can be found by clicking on News Archive.

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Boris Johnson Hands Out a Political Punishment Beating for London

21 October 2020

ASLEF, the train drivers' union, has condemned the government's attempt to punish the capital.   Mick Whelan, ASLEF's general secretary, said: 'This is a punitive, and politically motivated, move with the privatised train companies getting a bailout  from the government but not TfL, which is in the public sector.  ...

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Train driver awarded BEM

20 October 2020

Jolene Miller, of our Darlington branch, who drives for Northern, and who worked selflessly as a paramedic – as well as a train driver – during the first wave of the coronavirus earlier this year, has been awarded one of Britain's highest civilian honours.   She is to get a...

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Government urged not to scrap learning at work

19 October 2020

We are calling on the government to back – not scrap – the Union Learning Fund in March next year.   Join thousands of trade unionists in the campaign by signing the petition to the government here.   The fund,...

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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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