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ASLEF's press officer is Keith Richmond. He can be contacted on 0207 324 2407 or 07977 498794 or by email richmondk@aslef.org.uk

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ASLEF - We need to talk about toilets

Why? Because Friday is World Toilet Day and passengers and staff on Britain’s trains deserve decent toilets.

19/11/2021
HS2 Scrapped - Mick Whelan Comments

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, today [Thursday] hit out at ‘this government of broken pledges’ after Transport

18/11/2021
ASLEF: 99% OF TUBE TRAIN DRIVERS VOTE TO STRIKE ON LONDON UNDERGROUND

ASLEF members on London Underground have returned a massive ‘Yes’ vote in a ballot to protect working conditions and pensions on the transport network

08/11/2021
ASLEF: A vision for the future of Scotland's railway

ASLEF, the train drivers’ trade union, has set out its vision for the future of the railway in Scotland ahead of COP26 [the 26th United Nations

28/10/2021
ASLEF: The budget is a confidence trick

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has called out Rishi Sunak’s Budget as ‘a confidence trick’ performed in Parliament

27/10/2021
Sir David Amess

ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has condemned violence – regardless of political persuasion – after Conservative MP Sir David Amess was stabbed to

15/10/2021
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Electricity shock omnishambles: Rising prices force freight back to diesel
13/10/2021
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FIRST MINISTER FIDDLES WHILE SCOTRAIL BURNS

It’s lovely that Nicola Sturgeon shows up at Queen Street station in Glasgow to listen to a string quartet. But it is the railway workers in Scotland

04/10/2021
ASLEF: LSER

After this morning’s announcement that the government’s Operator of Last Resort is to take over the running of the London & South Eastern Railway Mick

28/09/2021
ASLEF: Remembering those who died in the Newton rail crash

On Wednesday 21 July we mark the 30th anniversary of the Newton rail tragedy when two drivers – ASLEF members Reginald McEwan, 61, and David Scott, 27

21/07/2021
Rail Industry Recovery Group - ASLEF Response to Statement

ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has responded to the announcement today by the Rail Industry Recovery Group and its Enabling Framework Agreement.

15/06/2021
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ASLEF welcomes face coverings on London transport
14/07/2021
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