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  1. Warning of national rail strikes (1979)

    Genre
    Interview; Press conference

    Ray Buckton, ASLEF General Secretary, confirms no progress has been made in the talks over the pay dispute for railway workers, and so strikes will be taking place that very week- in an interview followed by...

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  2. BR’s offer not satisfactory (1979)

    Genre
    Interview

    Interview with ASLEF union General Secretary Ray Buckton after a meeting between ASLEF and British Rail. The offer put forward by British Rail was unsatisfactory, leaving the strikes in the balance.

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  3. Ray Buckton on rail pay claim (1979)

    Genre
    Interview

    Ray Buckton, ASLEF General Secretary interview in which he states this a genuine pay claim by railway workers, and not a way of hitting out at the Conservative government.

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  4. Rail strike support (1979)

    Genre
    Press conference

    Ray Buckton, ASLEF General Secretary sepaks to press following a conference of shop stewards on his confidence that everyone involved in the national rail strikes is behind him 100%.

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  5. Southern Region rail troubles (1979)

    Genre
    News report; Interview

    Barbara Groom reports on the Southern rail strikes by train drivers over wages, warning they could spread nationwide. ASLEF union member Neil Milligan explains his argument for the strike; London Chamber of...

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  6. Rail strikes talks (1979)

    Genre
    News report; Interview

    Report on talks over rail strikes breaking down after ASLEF union leader Ray Buckton walked out, but NUR leaders wanting to continue negotations over wages. Includes comment from Ray Buckton (talking to...

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  7. Peter Parker regrets strike action (1979)

    Genre
    Interview

    British Rail Chairman Sir Peter Parker hopes the talks over strikes will conclude in a positive fashion and strikes will end.

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  8. Why BR’s 11th hour bid failed (1979)

    Genre
    Interview

    ASLEF General Secretary Ray Buckton summarises the meetings involved in the rail strikes, claiming agreements were made with reference to a productivity scheme, but no payment issues were dealt with. He...

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  9. Sid Weighell on rail strike (1979)

    Genre
    Interview

    Sidney Weighell of the NUR claims his union is not calling the rail strike, that they are still talking rationally, and the smaller ASLEF are the problem.

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  10. More rail strikes next week (1979)

    Genre
    Interview

    ASLEF union General Secretary Ray Buckton regrets there will be more rail strikes the following week due to the fact the agreement he reached with Britsh Rail is not to be honoured.

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