"A 93% ‘Yes’ vote for strikes on a turnout of 85% shows that our members are in this for the long haul" - Mick Whelan, ASLEF General Secretary.
Rail privatisation: top 30 failures in 30 years – We Own It
"We were told that British Rail’s natural monopoly was the problem and promised cheaper fares, better services and less cost for the taxpayer. Privatisation has failed on every front."
Stand with Train Drivers in the fight for fair pay – ASLEF
"Senior managers in our industry take home huge salaries; rail operators have paid dividends to their shareholders right through the pandemic... the claim that there's no money left to pay rail workers properly is just not true."
Rail strikes: how the Conservative government is blocking a negotiated resolution
"For the rail firms, it is like negotiating with a brick wall – and Grant Shapps is the mason who built it. To the public, this brick wall is invisible. And Grant Shapps would prefer that nobody knows it exists."
TSSA calls for public transport fares to be slashed – let’s all do the same!
"Investing in our public transport is part of the solution to the problem, we are already in a crisis and we must act now" - a call for investment to tackle the climate and the cost of living crises.