2023
THURSDAY 5th JANUARY

SOUTHERN & THAMESLINK 
ASLE&F MEMBERS STRIKE IN 15 T.O.C.s
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Brighton Branch Afternoon Picket Line


Following the ballot result for strike action on the 7th December, 2022. A.S.L.E.&F. members belonging to GTR Southern Railway, Gatwick Express & Thameslink join the industrial action. This action had previously started six months earlier by the A.S.L.E.&F. members in 13 other train operating companies across the country, demanding a cost of living pay rise, after not having a pay rise since 2019.
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Brighton Branch Afternoon Picket Line

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THREE BRIDGES BRANCH

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THREE BRIDGES BRANCH
On Friday 6th January, the Rail Delivery Group made an offer to Aslef containing a 8 page document which contains the following a two year pay rise in exchange for new working practices:

A pay rise of 4% for 2023, and 4% 2024. 

effective live redundancies beyond March 2024, 

all agreements/processes/policies rescinded and employers given agreement to accept ‘workplace reforms’, 

driver and route training to be more virtual and not done to any designated timescales, 

management to have full control of rostering/diagramming and depot establishments/ recruitment,

Driver Train Managers to cover driver shortages, 

4 year PQA Driver rates, 

split shifts/flexible working, 

new attendance management policies, 

new technology introduced without any consultation/negotiation, 

more punitive sick pay arrangements 

all local/Company agreements rescinded, 

and a review of ill-health severance, re-deployment, etc.

On Tuesday 17th January, A.S.L.E.&F. announce a further two strike on Wednesday 1st & Friday 3rd February. 

On Thursday 27th February, A.S.L.E.&F. met with the rail minister where there was a full frank discussion in which the rail industry made their recent proposal on the 6th January, which was formally rejected.



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Horsham morning picket line

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Horsham afternoon  picket line


WALK OUT WEDNESDAY

BRIGHTON BRANCH 

WEDNESDAY 1st FEBRUARY 2023


On Wednesday 1st February, striking Brighton A.S.L.E.&F. members joined thousands of  fellow Trade Unions members, along with supporting members of public with a rally and a  demonstration which included marching through the centre of Brighton. 


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