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Whelan re-elected as Aslef general secretary

TRAIN drivers’ union Aslef general secretary Mick Whelan was re-elected to the post unopposed yesterday, writes Peter Lazenby.

Former train driver Mr Whelan will serve his second term as general secretary from November for the next five years.

His re-election will be endorsed at the next meeting of Aslef’s executive committee in March.

He was first elected general secretary in November 2011.

He said: “I would like to take this opportunity of thanking all those members, and officers, for their support, for all the nominations I received to run for a second term, and for all the messages I have had from men and women in this union.

“It is an enormous privilege to serve as general secretary of this trade union, and I will work just as hard for all our members for the next five years as I have during my first term.”

Meanwhile Paul Kenny completed his term as general secretary of GMB yesterday and will be replaced by Tim Roache on Monday.

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