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Latest ASLEF News

Battery power no alternative to investment

Monday 27th March 2017

Network Rail Chief Executive Mark Carne said in a newspaper interview at the weekend that the electrification of the UK’s...

Former District Secretary Len Worboys - Funeral arrangements

Friday 17th March 2017

It is with deep regret that we announce that after a long period of illness, Bro. Len Worboys has passed...

ASLEF drivers on Night Tube to strike

Thursday 16th March 2017

ASLEF drivers who work on London Underground's Night Tube service have voted unanimously to strike in a dispute over fair...

ASLEF Trustee re-elected

Thursday 16th March 2017

Congratulations to Bro. Ian Smith, Glasgow branch, who was unopposed in his re-election to the position of ASLEF Trustee for...

GTR and ASLEF reach new agreement to settle dispute

Wednesday 15th March 2017

Govia Thameslink Railway, parent company of Southern Railway, and ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, today announced they have agreed new...

International Women's Day 2017

Wednesday 8th March 2017

Today a delegation of ASLEF members - Angela O’Sullivan (D1), Alison Miller (D2), Julie Clegg-Haver (D3), Emily Malcher (D6), Debbie...

Election results

Friday 3rd March 2017

Congratulations to the three EC members who were unopposed in their re-election this week: Bro M Colombini,...

Rail freight at risk from Tories

Monday 27th February 2017

The government is set to slash the Mode Shift Revenue Support (MSRS) grant by £4m per annum (21% of the...

ASLEF welcomes HS2

Thursday 23rd February 2017

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has welcomed the HS2 Bill being set to receive Royal...

ASLEF and Southern Railways: Referendum result

Thursday 16th February 2017

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

ASLEF on GTR Agreement

Tuesday 7th February 2017

ASLEF announced, on Thursday 2 February, that it had reached an agreement with Southern Railways. On Friday 3 February ballot...

New model for rail needed

Sunday 5th February 2017

The House of Commons Transport Select Committee has today published a report on the subject of Rail Franchising. The report...

Agreement reached between ASLEF and GTR

Thursday 2nd February 2017

Following two weeks of talks ASLEF has reached an agreement with GTR, the parent company of Southern Rail, which resolves the current dispute by ensuring that both parties work together to develop improved safe systems of work. The agreement confirms that changes to working methods will be dealt with through the agreed collective bargaining procedures.

The image that shows DOO is not safe

Wednesday 11th January 2017

This is the CCTV image – produced in court this week – which shows that Southern Railways is wrong...

BBC Southern debate: the truth

Tuesday 10th January 2017

BBC South-East has disingenuously claimed today that ASLEF was invited to take part in its debate on the Southern...

Industrial action on Southern

Tuesday 10th January 2017

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers' union, spoke out today after the first of three days...

ASLEF's response to ORR report

Thursday 5th January 2017

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, today responded to the ORR report on DOO. Mick...

ASLEF strikes on Southern

Wednesday 4th January 2017

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, announced this morning that the union will be striking for...

Rail franchising changed to boost profits

Tuesday 3rd January 2017

The government today announced that it is to change rail franchise contracts to ensure train operating companies achieve sufficient...

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