ASLEF

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Union leader set his alarm early so he could hate Margaret Thatcher for longer

Union leader set his alarm early so he could hate Margaret Thatcher for longer

A senior union leader has said he hated former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher so much he set his alarm clock an hour earlier so he could “hate her for an hour longer” each day.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

David Davies sent an angry email in frustration at Southern Rail delays

Southern Rail customer who threatened to blow up company HQ cleared

Southern Rail customer who threatened to blow up company HQ cleared

David Davies found not guilty of communicating bomb hoax

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Thursday, November 9, 2017

'Aslef accepted Southern Rail deal based on safety concerns, not pay', says general secretary

'Aslef accepted Southern Rail deal based on safety concerns, not pay', says general secretary

'Aslef accepted Southern Rail deal based on safety concerns, not pay'

General Secretary of Aslef Mick Whelan says the deal is a compromise from the original position

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Southern Rail: Aslef members vote to accept deal to end long-running dispute

Southern Rail: Aslef members vote to accept deal to end long-running dispute

Aslef members vote to accept deal to end long-running Southern Rail dispute

The news comes as the RMT conducts a major strike on Southern and four other operators

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

RMT members to be balloted over Night Tube strikes

RMT members to be balloted over Night Tube strikes

RMT members to be balloted over Night Tube strikes

The union's general secretary, Mick Cash, said London Underground bosses had neglected an agreement for career progression

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Southern Rail passengers face more disruption as Aslef members will vote on strike action in pay row

Southern Rail passengers face fresh nightmare as Aslef members vote on strike action in pay row

Southern Rail passengers face fresh nightmare as drivers vote on strike action

An overtime ban is already set to begin on June 29 in a separate row over driver-only trains

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Central Line tube services back to normal following strike action

Central Line tube services back to normal following strike action

Central Line tube services back to normal following strike action

A strike by drivers caused heavy disruption on the Central line on Thursday

Friday, February 17, 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017

Southern Rail: 'Our members didn't think GTR deal was good enough', says ASLEF union chief Tosh McDonald

Southern Rail: 'Our members didn't think GTR deal was good enough', says ASLEF union chief Tosh McDonald

'Our members didn't think GTR deal was good enough', says ASLEF union chief

Tosh McDonald spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the deal to end the driver-only train dispute which was rejected by union members on Thursday

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Thursday, February 2, 2017

A Southern Rail employee stands at the entrance to a sealed-off platform during a recent strike

Southern Rail deal: RMT says it has no knowledge of any agreement

Southern Rail deal: RMT says it has no knowledge of any agreement

RMT spokesman asks 'what deal?' when asked to comment on the agreement by talkRADIO

Deal to end driver-only train dispute on Southern Rail to be announced today

Deal to end driver-only train dispute on Southern Rail confirmed by TUC

Deal to end driver-only train dispute on Southern Rail confirmed by TUC

Sources have told the Press Association the deal will be announced later today

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Southern Rail has witnessed repeated strikes over the past year

Southern Rail nationalisation is pointless - it won't solve anything, says rail journalist

'Southern Rail nationalisation is pointless'

Sim Harris says core issue underpinning recent wave of strikes would not be resolved with change of ownership

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

RBI claims a number of options are being explored

Southern Rail franchise will not be scrapped, says Government

Southern Rail franchise will not be scrapped, says Government

Rail Business Intelligence says Department for Transport could take direct control

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Aslef called off next week's action on Tuesday

Southern Rail strike to go ahead as RMT confirms it will walk out

Southern Rail strike to go ahead as RMT confirms it will walk out

Aslef had previously said it would cancel next week's action

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Southern Rail says it will restore 'full train service' from next Tuesday after Aslef climdown

Southern Rail says it will restore 'full train service' from next Tuesday after Aslef climdown

Southern Rail says it will restore 'full train service' from next Tuesday

Aslef has promised to suspend the industrial action planned for next week

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

A Southern Rail employee stands on an empty platform during a recent strike

Southern Rail crisis: Aslef union offers to suspend strikes if Southern agrees to TUC mediation

Southern Rail union offers to suspend strikes if company agrees to TUC mediation

Aslef says it is willing to suspend industrial action after repeated walk-outs

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Nine-year-old boy writes letter to Southern Rail, telling them he's fed up of his parents 'coming home late every night'

Nine-year-old writes to Southern Rail telling them he's fed up of his parents 'coming home late every night'

Boy tells Southern Rail he's fed up of his parents 'coming home late' from work

A nine-year-old boy has written to Southern Rail, to let them know that he is fed up of his parents' being inconvenienced by the rail strikes

Friday, January 6, 2017

Friday, January 6, 2017

Aslef boss Mick Whelan regularly uses driver-only trains, despite campaigning against them

Southern Rail strike boss regularly uses driver-only trains, despite campaigning against them

Aslef boss Mick Whelan regularly uses driver-only trains

The Aslef general secretary regularly travels to work on trains where the doors are operated by train drivers, even though he has been campaigning against them

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Southern Rail announce more strikes for January

Southern Rail announce yet more strikes for January

Southern Rail announce yet more strikes for January

Southern Rail drivers will now strike for three days in mid-January, as well as for three days next week

Friday, December 23, 2016

Friday, December 23, 2016

The Department for Transport's inflexibility is the crux of the current standoff, says Tony Miles

Southern Rail commuters know who's responsible for this mess - and it isn't the network or unions

Southern Rail commuters know who's responsible for this mess - the Government

In his second article for talkRADIO, rail expert Tony Miles says the Department for Transport is the villain of this particular piece

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Southern Rail has been decimated by strikes in recent months

Southern Rail savaged for 'bogus' malfunction claims by MP Nick Herbert

Southern Rail savaged for 'bogus' malfunction claims by MP Nick Herbert

Herbert says faulty camera claims are completely fabricated and aimed at bringing down the Government

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

'It's time for a general election' - George Galloway blasts Tory government

Tory Government deserves to be booted out for Southern Rail shambles, says George Galloway

Tories deserve to be booted out for Southern shambles, says George Galloway

Our host called for a general election in response to the government's handling of the Southern Rail Strike

Monday, December 19, 2016

Monday, December 19, 2016

The Southern strikes have brought misery to thousands of people across London and the South East

Mick Cash says RMT would be open to 'Christmas truce' on Southern network

Mick Cash says RMT would be open to 'Christmas truce' on Southern network

Cash says his members are prepared to be reasonable - but Chris Grayling won't deal with them

Series of strikes by thousands of workers begin on the run up to Christmas

Series of strikes by thousands of workers begin in run-up to Christmas

Series of strikes by thousands of workers begin in run-up to Christmas

A wave of strikes are set to launch by thousands of workers this week, hitting rail, post and airline industries in the run-up to Christmas

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Thursday, December 15, 2016

A Southern train is seen passing through Battersea

Don't blame unions for Southern Rail crisis - opening train doors is far more complicated than you think

Southern Rail crisis: opening train doors is far more complicated than you think

Railway journalist Tony Miles explains what goes into operating train doors, and why it isn't a simple case of pushing a button or two

'It was not wise for Southern Rail to exclude us from talks', says RMT Union

RMT boss Mick Cash: Southern Rail showed contempt to passengers by barring us from crisis talks

RMT boss says it was 'unwise for Southern Rail to exclude us' from talks

Talks between Southern Rail and Aslef took place yesterday at ACAS conciliation service, however the RMT Union was not allowed to attend the meeting

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

RMT boss Mick Cash barred from talks over Southern Rail crisis

RMT boss Mick Cash barred from talks over Southern Rail crisis

RMT boss Mick Cash barred from talks over Southern Rail crisis

Talks taking place between Southern, RMT and Aslef to end prolonged period of strike action

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

'We want to put ourselves in a situation where we can provide less cancellations and less delays', says Southern Rail

Southern Rail director tells Julia staff sickness has soared since union dispute began

Southern Rail director claims staff sickness has soared during union dispute

Three days of strike action on Southern Rail have begun today, causing travel chaos for commuters

Southern Rail Strike:  'it's not just about pressing a button,' train driver boss tells Julia Hartley-Brewer

Southern Rail Strike: 'There's a lot more buttons to press than people think,' drivers' union boss tells Julia Hartley-Brewer

Southern Rail Strike 'not just about pressing a button,' says union boss

ASLEF Union president Tosh McDonald had a dispute with Julia Hartley-Brewer as striking train drivers bring Southern Rail to a halt in a 48-hour walkout

Monday, December 12, 2016

Monday, December 12, 2016

A Southern Rail train is seen in Battersea, London

George Galloway: Wealthy Southern Rail passengers are turning to Jeremy Corbyn to solve current crisis

George Galloway says Southern Rail is 'the worst franchise in history'

Galloway says 'gin n' jag golf club bores' who travel with Southern are coming round to Jeremy Corbyn's idea of rail privatisation

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

'Stop making the commuters' lives a misery' - Twitter reacts to Southern Rail chaos

'Stop making commuters' lives a misery' - Twitter reacts to Southern Rail chaos

'Stop making commuters' lives a misery' - Twitter reacts to Southern Rail

Members of the RMT Union have gone on strike today, meanwhile Aslef have banned all overtime on Southern Rail

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

'The Department for Transport are calling the shots on Southern Rail', says Aslef

Southern Rail crisis: Department for Transport calling the shots, says Aslef union

Southern Rail crisis: Department for Transport calling the shots, says union

The Aslef union have announced their plan to ballot train drivers on industrial action, as strikes from the RMT union continue this week

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Southern Rail drivers to be balloted on industrial action, says Aslef union

Southern Rail drivers to be balloted on industrial action, says Aslef union

Southern Rail drivers to be balloted on industrial action, says Aslef union

RMT union workers are striking again this week over a dispute about the role of conductors, now the Aslef union has claimed it will ballot drivers on industrial action

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Thursday, September 1, 2016

ASLEF union suspends strike action after being issued with legal challenge

Southern Railway and Gatwick Express strike suspended over legal challenge

Southern Railway and Gatwick Express strike suspended over legal challenge

Lawyers for Govia Thameslink Railway raised the issue of drivers' legal place of work based around a depot in Brighton