ASLEF


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ASLEFAssociated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen (UK)
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It is understood the vast majority of Arriva train drivers are with the ASLEF union.
ASLEF says Virgin bosses run the risk of drivers refusing to man trains if unqualified managers try to take over the duties of controllers who could walkout from July 26, on the eve of the Olympics.
However, ASLEF has claimed that their bosses should not be treating Boxing Day as an "ordinary working day".
Now ASLEF have stepped in to sponsor Cook's Livingston constituency and snap him up as a high-profile member.
Michael Rix, general secretary of ASLEF, said workers will continue one-day walkouts, paralysing the country's rail network and causing traffic chaos.
Members of the RMT, Amicus and TGWU had voted for strike action but at that stage ASLEF had not held a ballot.
Now some ASLEF members are blaming their executive for landing them with a threatened series of strikes.
I am unhappy that, at a time when goodwill to all is the topical theme, we have been unable to provide a consistent and satisfactory level of service, either because of strikes called by ASLEF or because of the iron -going embargo on rest-day working.
A spokesman for the drivers' union, ASLEF, said: "We know of one driver who is earning pounds 50,000 and others who are on pounds 42,000.
Hopes rose last night of averting a Scottish-wide rail strike after train drivers' union ASLEF postponed a stoppage planned for next Monday.
Union officials would not be drawn on what action ASLEF will now take,but it is understood that disciplinary action is now expected.
He was "demoralised" when he complained to his rail union ASLEF that requests for refresher training were being refused.