Last week, Aslef’s Kevin Lindsay is quoted as saying:
Aslef entered these talks in good faith. We have negotiated a pay offer of 4.2%, a three-year, no compulsory redundancy deal and a number of other improvements. These will now be put to our members for their consideration.https://www.edinburghlive.co.uk/news/edinburgh-news/train-drivers-scotland-new-pay-24075384
Today, they’ve done a u-turn and won’t let the members decide. Why? They fear the drivers might accept? This?
ASLEF delegates have rejected a motion to disaffiliate from Labour by 74 votes to nine after general secretary Mick Whelan told the train drivers’ union that staying in the party is “the only game in town” for working people and their families.https://labourlist.org/2022/05/aslef-delegates-reject-motion-to-disaffiliate-from-the-labour-party/
Lindsay is former Vice Chair of the Scottish Labour Party.