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They should cut the drivers' wages so they have to take the overtime, just until the new driver intake is trained up. I should get into the mediation business.

How dare folk choose not work on their days off. The country is going to the dogs...
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As @virginton said earlier, if your business model is based on drivers having to regularly work beyond their normal contracted hours so your company can deliver a (barely) functioning service then you might want to look at how you are doing things because that approach is not going to last.

ETA: That fucking name change still a thing then :lol: 

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Can you give Scotrail staff 7%+ pay rises, but keep NHS and Teachers at lower rises...?


NMC balloted their nurses last year and had a turnout of 30%. They can't complain about their wages if they don't bother to fight for it when given the chance. They should be fighting for better work conditions ahead of money anyway. My Mrs is a community nurse and her workload and conditions are ridiculous.
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14 minutes ago, 19QOS19 said:


How dare folk choose not work on their days off. The country is going to the dogs...

Is it not Union strategy rather than individual preference though, to keep the pressure up on wage negotiations?

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Is it not Union strategy rather than individual preference though, to keep the pressure up on wage negotiations?
No. It's personal preference.
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32 minutes ago, RiG said:

As @virginton said earlier, if your business model is based on drivers having to regularly work beyond their normal contracted hours so your company can deliver a (barely) functioning service then you might want to look at how you are doing things because that approach is not going to last.

ETA: That fucking name change still a thing then :lol: 

They claim they're short staffed because driver training was curtailed during Covid, and it will take till October to catch up.

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1 hour ago, 19QOS19 said:


 

 


NMC balloted their nurses last year and had a turnout of 30%. They can't complain about their wages if they don't bother to fight for it when given the chance. They should be fighting for better work conditions ahead of money anyway. My Mrs is a community nurse and her workload and conditions are ridiculous.

 

A lollipop man does more work than you.

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Is it not Union strategy rather than individual preference though, to keep the pressure up on wage negotiations?
If it was Union strategy it would have already been balloted on and passed by the members. A union cannot implement an OT ban without a ballot, as that is industrial action.

No one associated with the union (or any employee) should be caught dead muttering about withholding OT as a tactic. They absolutely should do it, but you don't talk about it as you are liable to get bagged.
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Not to worry - Little Miss Regrettable has spoken and apparently, just like our health service, our train service is better than other parts of Great Britain.  When there is no train to take you home or you have been lying on a hospital trolley for hours waiting to be seen, you will be able to bask in the glory of this and applaud our leader for her sterling efforts.  It could be worse you could be waiting on a ferry to take you to the islands!

 

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4 hours ago, Boghead ranter said:

How hard can it be to learn to drive a train anyway? It's not like you even need to steer, it's just stop and start 😉

I got sacked from being a train driver. Got caught overtaking.

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I got off at Haymarket earlier (easy now!) and heard a tranche of announcements that a good three quarters of the services due were cancelled (confirmed by my glance at the boards). This was circa 17.30.

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3 minutes ago, DA Baracus said:

I got off at Haymarket earlier (easy now!) and heard a tranche of announcements that a good three quarters of the services due were cancelled (confirmed by my glance at the boards). This was circa 17.30.

Did we have actual trains in 1730?

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5 hours ago, Boghead ranter said:

How hard can it be to learn to drive a train anyway? It's not like you even need to steer, it's just stop and start 😉

Well said ,it’s got to be easier than being a bus driver, as they have to take the money and issue tickets ect ,while the trains have the advantage of clippies on board ,train drivers don’t know there born . 

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24 minutes ago, Left Back said:

Did we have actual trains in 1730?

Your joke falls down due me including the full stop separator. 

Although trains, in some form, have been around for over 2000 years.

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Or maybe as long as the train drivers take to realise they’re a bit skint without the overtime they’re used to seeing every month.
If they can't live off their basic wage then I've no sympathy tbh.
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