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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

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.

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ASLEF welcomes face coverings on London transport
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ASLEF Remembers 7/7

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, today paused to reflect on the tragic events of 16 years ago

ASLEF: TfL Funding Deal

The government, on Tuesday 18 May, only extended funding for Transport for London until tomorrow [Friday 28 May]. A short-term extension that only

Grant Shapps: York, Leeds and Manchester upgrade

ASLEF general secretary Mick Whelan responds to government announcements of rail upgrades.

ASLEF: Williams report comes up short

ASLEF has described the long-awaited, much-delayed, and watered-down Williams rail review – rebranded, post-pandemic, as the Williams-Shapps Plan for

ASLEF slams the Sewell report on racism

ASLEF has slammed the ill-informed Sewell report on racism as an abdication of responsibility to those men, women, and children who suffer abuse at

Turkey: Another blow to democracy

ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has called on Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to protest about the repression of the People’s Democratic Party in

ASLEF: Williams report

Following Keith Williams' speech this morning at the National Rail Recovery Conference, General Secretary Mick Whelan has commented on the ongoing


ASLEF, the train drivers' union, this week met the Treasury to press the British government to support jobs and services at Eurostar after the company

ASLEF: Of course Covid is a serious workplace risk

ASLEF, the train drivers' union, has backed a call by Andy McDonald, the Shadow Employment Secretary, for Covid-19 to be classed as a 'serious risk'