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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 will continue to affiliate to the Labour Party

Members meeting at the union’s annual conference in Bournemouth voted today against a motion to disaffiliate.

16/05/2022
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ASLEF: TfL Pension Review
28/03/2022
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ASLEF Slams Northern's Timetable Cuts
28/03/2022
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Carmont Report ‘damning’ and must be ‘Watershed Moment for Rail Safety’ say Drivers Union ASLEF

This report is damning and makes for difficult reading, not least for the families of those who died and were injured.

10/03/2022
ASLEF: A fare rise to drive people off the railway

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has blasted as ‘brutal’ the price rise for passengers on Britain’s railway network

17/12/2021
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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