A CALL for rail companies to be able to compete with one another on the same routes smacks of “the market gone mad,” train drivers scolded yesterday.
A report from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) called for more competition from “open access”...
Wednesday 9th Mar 2016
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
MICK WHELAN explains why train drivers’ union Aslef wants a Brexit
Thursday 3rd Mar 2016
posted by Morning Star in Features
TRAIN drivers’ union Aslef general secretary Mick Whelan was re-elected to the post unopposed yesterday, writes Peter Lazenby.
Former train driver Mr Whelan will serve his second term as general secretary from November for the next five years.
His re-election will be...
Saturday 27th Feb 2016
posted by Morning Star in Britain
A UNION-BASHING bureaucrat who promised “punch-ups” with train drivers has apologised — but unions said yesterday his “half-hearted” platitudes had failed to restore their faith.
Department for Transport (DfT) passenger services director Peter Wilkinson...
Wednesday 24th Feb 2016
RAIL bosses planning to use the botched privatisations of London buses and public utilities as a model to break up Network Rail will face the “hardest possible” resistance, unions warned last night.
Newly released minutes of a meeting of the Rail Delivery Group, in which...
Tuesday 2nd Feb 2016
Parliamentary committee slams undervaluing of public assets
Wednesday 20th Jan 2016
posted by Will Stone in Britain
MPs left squirming as hypocrisy of vicious Tory Trade Union Bill is blown apart by witnesses
Wednesday 14th Oct 2015
It’s outrageous that private rail companies are making huge profits at public expense while giving the public so little. No wonder Corbyn has rallied so much support, writes MICK WHELAN
Tuesday 29th Sep 2015
TSSA will start debate on using break clauses
Friday 25th Sep 2015
Targeted services may be essential but so are workers’ rights – unlike these class war measures. By Alsef general secretary Mick Whelan
Tuesday 15th Sep 2015