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Williams - a backward step for Britain's railways

16 July 2019

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers' union, this morning condemned Keith Williams, who is running a review into Britain's railways, for taking a backwards step instead of moving forward.   Mr Williams, a former boss of British Airways, suggested, in an interview with Tom Burridge of the...

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ASLEF at TUC LGBT+ Conference 2019

08 July 2019

Last week ASLEF sent a delegation of six members to TUC LGBT+ conference: Darran Brown (District 3), Rachel Harper (District 7), David Jones (District 7), Hugh Cumming (District 2), Susan Greenwell (District 4) and Matt Whyte (District 8). Delegates heard from a range of speakers, attended fringe meetings and...

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Starbucks should be banned from stations until it pays tax

27 June 2019

ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has urged Network Rail and the government to ban Starbucks from Britain’s railway stations until the company coughs up the tax it should be paying.   Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, said: ‘No railway premises should be let as retail...

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On Track With Diversity 2019 Report - now available

17 June 2019

ASLEF will launch its new On Track with Diversity report – which reveals a glaring gap between those in the driver's cab at the front of the train and the communities they serve – at the Houses of Parliament this afternoon [Monday 17 June].   Mick Whelan, general secretary, said:...

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Pay talks break down with London Underground

06 June 2019

ASLEF formally rejected London Underground’s offer of a 2.6% pay rise for this year, and RPI plus 0.2% for 2020, at pay talks on Wednesday 5 June. We think that, while LU plans to double its operating surplus, staff deserve to be properly rewarded for their work and to see...

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