MICK WHELAN talks to the Star about Tube strikes, rail fragmentation and the Tories’ attempts to stifle trade unionism
Monday 14th Sep 2015
posted by Morning Star in Features
TRAIN DRIVERS could stage unofficial walkouts if Tory ministers push through anti-strike measures, Aslef leader Mick Whelan warned yesterday.
In a forthcoming exclusive interview with the Morning Star, Mr Whelan said the planned Trade Union Bill could “take away our voice...
Friday 21st Aug 2015
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
Revitalisation in public hands offered as alternative to years of fragmentation
Wednesday 19th Aug 2015
PASSENGERS and staff will call time on the failed privatisation of Britain’s railways today — as it emerged fares have risen nearly three times faster than wages.
As campaigners picket stations across the country this morning, a new study from the Action for Rail campaign...
Tuesday 18th Aug 2015
RAIL unions have demanded that London Mayor Boris Johnson stop posturing about pay and negotiate seriously over his plan to impose night working on Tube drivers.
The call came as London Underground shut down yesterday after four unions walked out for the second time in a month as part...
Friday 7th Aug 2015
posted by Paddy McGuffin in Britain
ANTI-STRIKE measures to be tabled in Parliament tomorrow “smack of nazi Germany,” Aslef general secretary Mick Whelan said yesterday.
As news emerged that the current wave of transport strikes is spreading, the...
Tuesday 14th Jul 2015
As Aslef’s annual assembly opens in Southend, MICK WHELAN makes the case for public ownership
Tuesday 12th May 2015
TORY plans to restrict union rights could spark the first general strike since 1926, Aslef train drivers’ union leader Mick Whelan said yesterday.
Unions reacted furiously on Wednesday when the Tory manifesto was published with a pledge to impose a 50 per cent turnout threshold...
Thursday 16th Apr 2015
posted by Morning Star in Britain
RAIL unions slammed David Cameron’s election promise to freeze train fares yesterday as a “con” and called for an end to the rail privatisation rip-off.
The Prime Minister said extending the RPI inflation cap on regulated ticket prices for another five years would...
Saturday 11th Apr 2015
TUC leader Frances O’Grady asks the men of the trade union movement
Sunday 8th Mar 2015