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« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2018, 03:20:09 pm »


One of the enormous benefits of privatisation from the point of view of railway staff was that an employment market was opened up and staff could take their skills elsewhere if they wished. The result was that pay rates became comparable with other industries.


Which other industries?
A basket of 'other industries'. Not all positions in the TOCs, in particular, or 'the railway', in general, are directly concerned with running trains.

Ah OK. The detail would be interesting, if only to establish which other driving jobs pay an annual salary in the region of 50,000 🙂

Not many other driving jobs operate vehicles that convey upwards of 1000 of the most valuable cargo carried (aka human beings) at speeds in excess of 70 mph in vehicles weighing 300 tonnes
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