Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen
(1880-present)

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The Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen (ASLEF) is a British trade union representing train drivers. It is part of the International Transport Workers' Federation and the European Transport Workers' Federation. At the end of 2014 ASLEF had 20,364 members of which 18,126 are active and 2,238 are retired members. Its current General Secretary is Mick Whelan.

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A.S.L.E. & F. The Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen was founded in 1880. Because of the convenience and importance of Leeds as a railway centre, the Society established its first registered office here at the Commercial Inn, Sweet Street in 1881.

Commercial Inn, Sweet Street, Holbeck, Leeds, United Kingdom where it was headquartered (1881)