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  • Southern ‘peddling misleading info’ to press


    TRAIN drivers called on ministers to “strip” beleaguered Southern Rail from its owners yesterday.

    Drivers’ union Aslef said the company had “peddled misleading press statements” over negotiations to end the long-running dispute over driver-only trains.

    ...

    Wednesday 21st Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • London transport security must not be done ‘on the cheap’


    Union leaders demand Tories reverse £3bn cuts

    Wednesday 14th Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Aslef suspend overtime ban to hold talks


    A PLANNED overtime ban by Southern drivers from Sunday has been suspended for two weeks to allow time for talks over driver-only trains.

    Train drivers’ union Aslef announced the decision yesterday to allow all outstanding issues to be discussed.

    The union will also sit...

    Friday 2nd Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Aslef: Delegates call to bring care back in to public hands


    NATIONAL Pensioners Convention (NPC) national officer Neil Duncan-Jordan called for care systems to be brought into public ownership yesterday, telling reps at the train drivers’ union Aslef it would offer dignity in retirement.

    Mr Duncan-Jordan spoke of NPC founder and committed...

    Friday 26th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Aslef: ‘Use this rare chance to vote for publicly owned railways’


    THE general election offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to bring Britain’s railways back into public ownership, train drivers heard yesterday.

    We Own It campaign group director Cat Hobbs, addressing the Aslef union’s annual conference, highlighted the unique chance to...

    Thursday 25th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Aslef: Expert takes on mental illness stigma


    TRAIN drivers were told: “It’s OK not to be OK” yesterday during an address supporting mental wellbeing on the railways.

    Clinical psychologist Dr Stephanie Fitzgerald, who is the lead health and wellbeing specialist with the Rail Safety and Standards Board, was...

    Thursday 25th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Aslef: Freight falls by a third in one year, delegates told


    THE amount of freight on Britain’s railways has shrunk by almost a third in the last year, train drivers heard yesterday.

    The government and the freight operating companies are entirely to blame for it declining by a whopping 30 per cent, Aslef conference noted.

    Delegates...

    Thursday 25th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Aslef - Voters’ choice: investments or cuts?


    by Keith Richmond in Bristol

    TRAIN drivers were told yesterday that the general election is a “choice between investment or cuts.”

    Aslef’s annual assembly of delegates in Bristol debated the state of politics in Britain ahead of the general election...

    Wednesday 24th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Aslef: Generous whip-round boosts Star


    ASLEF delegates chipped in £589.22 yesterday for “beacon of the left” the Morning Star.

    The collection added to the generous donation of £1,000 approved by the train drivers at their conference on Monday.

    As the bucket went round among the 80 delegates,...

    Wednesday 24th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Aslef: Aiming for world-class transport


    LABOUR’S Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees praised Aslef delegates as he welcomed them to the city yesterday.

    He said: “I congratulate you for leading the campaign to get the world-class transport system we need.

    “It’s about sustainable economic development....

    Wednesday 24th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain


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