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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: 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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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

07/07/2021
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

27/05/2021
Grant Shapps: York, Leeds and Manchester upgrade

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

26/05/2021
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

19/05/2021
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

08/04/2021
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

22/03/2021
ASLEF: Williams report

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

25/02/2021
Eurostar

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

20/02/2021
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'

10/02/2021