Episode 18

The Big Interview – Train strikes: Finding the truth behind the headlines – with ASLEF boss Mick Whelan

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Episode Overview

Train strikes have hit the headlines frequently over the past three years as an increasingly bitter dispute between train drivers’ union ASLEF and the government and train operating companies continues.

Our Big Interview guest is ASLEF General Secretary Mick Whelan. We find out how the rail strikes began in the first place and what has happened since… And, crucially, what it will take to end the long-running disruption to passengers.