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Time for Theresa to go, says Mick

16 January 2019

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, says ‘It’s time for Theresa May to go’ ahead of tonight’s vote of no confidence in the government.   ‘It’s not just the defeat; it’s the scale of the defeat. Because this was her deal; and it is her defeat....

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ASLEF condemns Bird Box challenge

15 January 2019

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has spoken out after footage was posted online of a young man walking along a railway line while wearing a blindfold in a ‘challenge’ inspired by the Netflix series Bird Box. Video of Elliot Giles, uploaded to his YouTube channel...

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Election Results - EC

15 January 2019

This week, DAVE CALFE (EC member District No. 6) was elected and has taken over as President of the Executive Committee and ANDREW HUDD (EC member District No. 7) has been elected Vice President. Congratulations to both, and thank you to retiring President Tosh McDonald, who stepped down from the Executive Committee in...

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Rail firms rip off passengers for £1 billion

01 January 2019

Rail firms have paid out more than £1 billion to shareholders over the last six years Ahead of soaring price rises for passengers tomorrow [Tuesday 2 January] a new report reveals that the private rail companies that are putting fares up by 3.1% have paid out more £1 billion in...

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Strike action at Barking depots

11 December 2018

ASLEF members employed by London Underground at Barking District Line depot and Barking Hammersmith & City Line depot have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action after the company’s failure to address the abrogation of agreements. 85% of members voted for action on a turnout of 67%. Action will take...

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