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Recognition of the role of workers in preventing suicides on the railway

21 November 2018

The recent publication by the British Transport Police in their annual report of statistics relating to suicides on the railway deserves greater scrutiny than the bare facts reveal. The BTP states: “In the last 12 months 2017/18 officers and rail staff made around 2,000 life-saving interventions on the rail network,...

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ASLEF calls on MSPs to stand up for Scottish taxpayers

14 November 2018

ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has called on Members of the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood to back a motion to bring ScotRail back into public ownership.   Kevin Lindsay, the union’s organiser in Scotland, said: ‘There is a crucial vote in the Scottish Parliament today on a Labour motion...

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ASLEF: Central line strike

07 November 2018

ASLEF ON STRIKE: CENTRAL LINE Finn Brennan, ASLEF’s organiser on London Underground, says: ‘Train drivers on the Central line will refuse to book on for duties booking on between 00:01 and 23:59 on Wednesday 7 November as our fight for fair treatment at work continues.  In the four...

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Bill Ronksley

06 November 2018

It is with great sadness that ASLEF this morning has to announce the death of Bill Ronksley, a legend of the labour movement.   Mick Whelan, general secretary, said: 'We are sad to have to announce that Bill, one of ASLEF's greatest presidents, a great trade unionist, and an inspiration...

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Failing Grayling's threat to HS2

05 November 2018

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has called on the government to confirm its commitment to HS2 in the wake of speculation that the plug will be pulled on part of the project.   Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has suggested that while the high speed link...

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