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On Track With Diversity 2019

03 June 2019

ASLEF is committed to equality and diversity in the railway industry. We believe that ‘a train driver is a train driver is a train driver’ – regardless of gender, sexuality, religion or race. But, as a trade union, we can only recruit, as members, those who have been selected, and...

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Work-related deaths

15 May 2019

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has called on coroners to treat deaths caused by incidents at work as work-related fatalities.   Mick was speaking after Scott Walker, a 43-year-old father of four, took his own life, just months after a pedestrian committed suicide in front...

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AAD 2019 - Day 1

14 May 2019

This week ASLEF members are at our annual assembly of delegates in Leeds.   After AAD was officially opened by Richard Burgon MP, day 1 saw a varied programme of speakers alongside debate between members from branches right across the country.   Executive Committee president Dave Calfe addressed the...

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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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