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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May Day 2020

01 May 2020

Mick Whelan, General Secretary, commenting on May Day, said:   "I'd like to wish all ASLEF members as well as all working people and their families, a happy May Day.   "This year we will all miss the traditional marches under union banners that so...

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ASLEF welcomes Palestine Solidarity Campaign Supreme Court victory over pensions divestment

29 April 2020

ASLEF has welcomed the Palestine Solidarity Campaign's victory at the Supreme Court in the battle to defend the right to take action in the UK in support of Palestinian rights.   With support via submissions from the Quakers, Campaign Against Arms Trade and War on Want and with...

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International Workers' Memorial Day 2020

27 April 2020

Every year on 28 April, the trade union movement around the world remembers those who have lost their lives at work or from work-related injury and diseases. As you would expect, the focus this year is on coronavirus.   As part of the commemorations there will be a national one minute...

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ASLEF COVID-19 Guidance

24 April 2020

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 the Executive Committee has been reacting to the rapid developments within our industry, often on a daily basis to provide guidance and protection to ASLEF members whilst carrying out their duties.   We have also produced instructions on the operation...

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London building sites should stagger start times to avoid covid-19 congestion

20 April 2020

ASLEF has backed a call by Unite, the union that represents many construction workers, that construction sites scheduled to reopen today [Monday 20 April] should stagger their starting times to avoid social distancing problems on public transport. Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, said: ‘No unnecessary construction work should be...

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