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Let's put the wheels and steel back together

28 February 2019

ASLEF has urged the Williams Rail Review to recommend putting the ‘wheels and steel’ of Britain’s railways back together – under public ownership.   Mick Whelan, general secretary, was speaking after Sir Peter Hendy, the chairman of Network Rail, which owns and manages the UK’s railway infrastructure, said he would...

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Williams Rail Review

26 February 2019

At 7pm tonight, Keith Williams, chair of the rail review ordered by Chris Grayling, will say: ‘I have heard a great deal about the franchising model….driving growth in passengers and...

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ASLEF calls on councils to rule out car park tax

22 February 2019

ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has urged councils to rule out introducing a car parking tax which would penalise hard-pressed working men and women.   Kevin Lindsay, the union’s organiser in Scotland, said: ‘It is absolutely outrageous that councils are considering taxing people for turning up to work!  ...

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Labour the party for progress

18 February 2019

Kevin Lindsay, ASLEF’s organiser in Scotland, has spoken out after the news that Chuka Umunna and six other MPs will sit as independents.   ‘I regret the fact that seven MPs announced this morning that they have decided they no longer wish to represent their constituencies in Parliament as Labour...

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Labour offers the hope of change people want

18 February 2019

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has spoken out after the news that Chuka Umunna and six other MPs will now sit as independents.   ‘I regret that seven MPs have decided they no longer wish to represent their constituencies in Parliament as Labour MPs, especially...

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