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Latest ASLEF News

ASLEF endorses Carolyn Harris

Tuesday 13th February 2018

ASLEF has endorsed Carolyn Harris, Labour MP for Swansea East, for Deputy Leader of the Welsh Labour Party. 'Carolyn has...

Southern Fail play Scrooge this Christmas

Monday 11th December 2017

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has slammed Southern Rail’s ‘sneaky’ fare increase as the Christmas...

Failure of management and regulation to blame for Croydon tragedy

Thursday 7th December 2017

The RAIB report into the derailment of a tram at Sandilands will be published this afternoon.   A FAILURE...

Fares rise (again)

Monday 4th December 2017

Tomorrow morning we will learn just how much more passengers will be paying from the start of next month to...

Grayling's Rail Strategy

Tuesday 28th November 2017

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has condemned Chris Grayling and the Conservatiive government ahead of...

Young Members

Monday 27th November 2017

TUC Young Workers’ Month – held in November every year – helps promote trade unions and highlights the issues young...

Congratulations Richard Leonard

Saturday 18th November 2017

Congratulations to Richard Leonard, who was today elected as the next Scottish Labour leader. Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF,...

ASLEF and Virgin launch driver apprenticeship scheme

Wednesday 15th November 2017

ASLEF joined with Virgin Trains today to announce the launch of the rail industry’s first driver apprenticeship scheme. The scheme,...

ASLEF and Southern Railways: Referendum result

Wednesday 8th November 2017

ASLEF drivers have accepted a proposed resolution to the long-running dispute with Southern Railways. The following question was put to...

Croydon Tramlink Update

Thursday 2nd November 2017

The ASLEF Executive Committee has given Tram Operations Ltd. notice that our members will strike for 24 hours on Monday...

Time to tackle north-south divide with infrastructure drive

Wednesday 1st November 2017

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has urged the Conservative government to invest in Britain’s infrastructure after the independent Industrial Strategy Commission today called on ministers to provide every citizen with decent transport, schools, hospitals and digital access.

RIP Paul Keenan

Thursday 19th October 2017

It is with great sadness and regret that we have to announce the death Paul Keenan who died recently after...

ASLEF and Southern Rail

Thursday 19th October 2017

ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, and Govia Thameslink Railway, the parent company of Southern Rail, have reached a proposed resolution to their long-running industrial dispute.

LU axes plan to upgrade Tube

Tuesday 10th October 2017

The next planned upgrade phase for the Northern and Jubilee lines on London Underground has been cancelled. These plans –...

Cancer charity night in Donny

Tuesday 3rd October 2017

A great evening of entertainment is promised by EC president Tosh McDonald at a Cancer Charity...

ASLEF suspends Tube strike on Thursday

Tuesday 3rd October 2017

ASLEF, the train drivers' union, has suspended its strike action on London Underground on Thursday.

ASLEF welcomes commitments to Wales & Border rail staff

Friday 29th September 2017

ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has welcomed the promises made today [Friday] in the Welsh government’s published commitments to rail...

ASLEF in action in Brighton

Wednesday 27th September 2017

General secretary Mick Whelan spoke at a Campaign for Labour Party Democracy fringe meeting at the Queen's Hotel on Monday night and at a Justice for Colombia fringe meeting at the Hilton Metropole on Tuesday night. EC president Tosh McDonald spoke to conference from the podium on composite motion 7 about rail on Tuesday afternoon.

Mick elected to NEC

Wednesday 27th September 2017

ASLEF's general secretary Mick Whelan – who is already chair of TULO – was elected to the national executive committee of the Labour Party on Monday in a sign of the growing importance and influence of ASLEF in the Labour Party and the labour movement. ‘I want to thank all those who supported me,’ said Mick. ‘It’s a great privilege for me, and my union, to be elected to this position.’

ASLEF at the Labour Party conference

Monday 25th September 2017

ASLEF  has sent four delegates – Mick Whelan, general secretary; Tosh McDonald, EC president; Andy Botham of Derby branch; and Mark...

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