The Morning Star’s industrial reporter Conrad Landin speaks to Aslef district organiser Graham Morris
Wednesday 11th Jan 2017
posted by Morning Star in Britain
CUADRILLA starting construction of fracking wells in Lancashire is a dark day for our future.
The fracking fiasco is rotten the whole way through. The immediate issue of the government overturning the county council’s decision and rejecting the wishes of residents is utterly...
Friday 6th Jan 2017
posted by Morning Star in Editorial
Aslef members on Southern cut walkout to three days
Thursday 5th Jan 2017
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
STUBBORN Southern bosses’ refusal to abandon unsafe plans to shake up train guards’ roles means strikes on the service will continue into the new year, union RMT announced yesterday.
Workers will walk out for three days on New Year’s Eve after “rock solid”...
Saturday 24th Dec 2016
THE government was accused yesterday of ignoring damning new evidence which exposes the extent of Govia Thameslink Railway’s (GTR) failure.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan blasted the train operator after figures revealed that only 62 per cent of its trains arrived on time in the last...
Friday 23rd Dec 2016
posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain
STRIKING workers on failing Southern Rail offered bosses and the government a “Christmas truce” yesterday in their dispute over attempts to abolish the role of train guards.
Guards’ union RMT said that if Southern and the government accepted an agreement made with...
Tuesday 20th Dec 2016
SOUTHERN Railway services were at a standstill again yesterday as another 24-hour walkout went ahead amid a fresh row over the failed attempts to avert drivers’ strikes.
Talks at the conciliation service Acas between the company and Aslef ended without agreement on Thursday.
Saturday 17th Dec 2016
posted by Paddy McGuffin in Britain
TALKS between disgraced Southern Rail and drivers’ union Aslef collapsed yesterday, meaning workers will go ahead with a planned 24-hour strike today.
The two parties met for a second day at conciliation service Acas to try to break a deadlock over driver-only trains.
Friday 16th Dec 2016
Union furious over snub at Acas strike sitdown
Thursday 15th Dec 2016
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
GOVIA THAMESLINK RAILWAY, the owner of “failed franchise” Southern Rail, lost its appeal yesterday against a judge’s refusal to grant a strike-blocking injunction.
The decision by three Court of Appeal judges cleared the way for train drivers’ union Aslef to go...
Tuesday 13th Dec 2016
posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain