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ASLEF at London Labour Conference

06 March 2019

At London Labour Party Conference at the beginning of March, ASLEF delegate Lucio Buffone moved a composite motion on the ongoing issue of knife crime in London which was widely supported and passed by conference. The full text of the motion is below:   Conference notes: With concern the increase...

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ASLEF at UN Anti-Racism Day Demonstrations

04 March 2019

ASLEF members will be marching against racism and fascism at demonstrations organised by Stand Up to Racism in London, Glasgow and Cardiff on Saturday 16th March 2019 as part of a global day of action to mark UN Anti-Racism Day.   The rallies across the country will be demanding an...

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Freight drivers to strike to protect pensions

28 February 2019

Drivers at two of the big five rail freight companies in Britain have voted overwhelmingly to strike in a bid to protect their pensions.   ASLEF’s executive committee today called two 24-hour strikes for Friday 15 March and Friday 29 March.   Members of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, were...

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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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