ASLEF Journal - August 2022

State of freight on the iron road
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  • Drivers to strike for a fair pay rise as the cost of living in this country soars to double digits
  • The Sun, the Daily Express and the Taxpayers' Alliance plus Off the tory Rails
  • The GS condemns the Tories' 'scab's charter'
  • The medium is the message for ASLEF's officers
  • Civil servants at the DfT try and turn the screw on the way that rail strikes this summer are reported
  • Bill Dale on the RMS forum at Yarnfield Park


  • Chris Proctor calls out Perfidious Pete of P&O
  • Simon Weller and Nigel Gibson on Great British Railways and the state of freight in Britain
  • Andy Hourigan, Maggie Simpson, James Glew and Seb Brady on the future of freight
  • Barry Hare on GBRf and Mick Humphrys on the Lost Boys marking 40 years since the 1982 strike
  • Heidi Collymore on the Croydon Tramlink picket line and the TA attacks what it calls 'the Tubes'


  • Branch News and Upcoming Events
  • Mike McCarthy on solidarity during strike action and Grant Ash on the TUC's LGBT+ Conference
  • Henry Russell revisits Puffing Billy the Toytown train: 'Let me run, puff-puff, on the rails again.'
  • John Buchan recalls standing as a Conservative candidate in Peebles & Selkirk
  • Letters, obituaries and On Track