Tag Archives: ASLEF

Tram operators delay safer driver rotas till 2021 to save money

Tram operators delay introducing safer, shorter working hours for drivers for two years Ten extra drivers on the network will cost £500,000 per year TfL admits it has still to implement seven of 13 safety recommendations made following the Sandilands … Continue reading

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Tram union calls off strikes after breakthrough in talks

ASLEF, the drivers’ union, has agreed to suspend this week’s tram strikes after a breakthrough in talks with FirstGroup management over the weekend at the conciliation service ACAS. The strike was due to take place on Croydon Tramlink on Wednesday … Continue reading

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Trams union warns of ‘summer of strikes’ over pensions

JEREMY CLACKSON, our transport correspondent, on the increasingly bitter dispute between staff and management over pensions for tram drivers The trades union representing Croydon’s tram drivers has handed the network’s management notice of three days of strikes next month: Wednesday … Continue reading

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Tram drivers fear being disciplined if they report mistakes

Tram drivers are still too afraid to admit mistakes, fatigue or even to report sick because of the risk of being disciplined, the train drivers’ union said this afternoon, responding to the RAIB report into the factors which contributed to … Continue reading

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Eyes right! Tory ranter Philp volunteers as human guinea pig

Chris Philp, the sometime van driver who has somehow risen to the role of self-appointed media expert on business matters while also finding time in a busy schedule to act as MP for Croydon South, has now volunteered to be … Continue reading

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Tram drivers’ 100% vote for strike action in dispute over pay

Members of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, who work on Croydon’s Tramlink network have voted 100 per cent in favour of strike action over what they call “the failure of FirstGroup to make an acceptable pay offer”. There was a … Continue reading

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