Executive takes control at rail drivers union

The
leader of the UK’s biggest train drivers’ union claims he has lost day-to-day
control because of a power struggle with the union’s left-wing executive.

General
secretary Shaun Brady won his job at Aslef last year by the largest majority in
10 years. But he said he has now been told key decisions must be approved by
the eight-strong executive.

Problems
came to a head when the executive rejected a critical report on the union’s
finances and voted to take control of day-to-day decision-making, said Brady.

It
will remain in permanent session until an inquiry into the running of the
organisation has been concluded.

The
row is likely to come to a head in June at the union’s annual conference.
Branches are already demanding answers and there could be a showdown with the
executive.

By Mike Berry

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