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Richard Burgon opens ASLEF AAD 2019

13 May 2019

Richard Burgon, MP for Leeds East and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, opened our annual assembly of delegates this morning with a rousing speech and a warm welcome to Leeds. Richard shared his strong support for a fully nationalised railway, bringing track and train together, with the workforce at its centre.  ...

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ASLEF's AAD 2019

10 May 2019

  ASLEF’s annual assembly of delegates – our annual conference – is being held at the Marriott Hotel in Leeds next week, from Monday 13 to Thursday 16 May. GS Mick Whelan, AGS Simon Weller, and head office...

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Croydon Tramlink Strike Called Off

07 May 2019

The planned strike due to take place on Croydon Tramlink tomorrow, Thursday 9th May, has been called off.   Finn Brennan, ASLEF's organiser on Croydon Tramlink, explained that "following talks at ACAS with FirstGroup management today [Tuesday 7th May], ASLEF has agreed to suspend the strike action planned at Tramlink...

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Virgin on the wrong track (again)!

25 April 2019

  ASLEF has urged the Williams Rail Review to ignore a call from Virgin Trains to move to a reservation-only system to force passengers off trains.   Mick Whelan, general secretary, was speaking after Patrick McCall, senior partner, Virgin Group, claimed his plans would 'improve the customer experience...

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Safety and security on Britain's railways

15 April 2019

A mother whose 16-year-old daughter died when she was hit at a level crossing in Hipperholme, near Halifax, is suing Network Rail for £22,124 in damages.   Milena Gagic died in December 2014 when she...

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