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« Reply #45 on: August 09, 2018, 04:27:42 pm »

RMT suspends Saturday's stoke to allow for more talks

Let's hope neither side adds more fuel to the fire.  Wink
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« Reply #46 on: August 09, 2018, 05:42:16 pm »

RMT suspends Saturday's stoke to allow for more talks

Let's hope neither side adds more fuel to the fire.  Wink
Hmmmmm you do wonder.
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« Reply #47 on: August 09, 2018, 05:51:58 pm »

RMT suspends Saturday's stoke to allow for more talks

Let's hope neither side adds more fuel to the fire.  Wink

Of special importance during the current drought and consequent increased fire risk.

I presume that barbecues are exempt !
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"Capacity on intercity routes should be about number of vehicles, not compressing people"
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« Reply #48 on: August 09, 2018, 08:20:14 pm »

One day I will check the auto spellchecker!
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« Reply #49 on: August 31, 2018, 06:05:49 pm »

Friday 31 August
It seems that the 1L37 the 1320 ex Waterloo ran on to Axminster calling at Crewkerne and Axminster, returning to Yeovil Jct as ecs(5L60) before forming the 1L60 the 1629 to Waterloo.

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Sunday 2nd September
5L92 ecs Yeovil Jct sidings to Axminster 1610
1L92 Axminster to Salisbury 1654
1L93 Salisbury to Axminster 1820
1L94 Axminster to Salisbury 1954
5L94 ecs to Yard
1L95 Salisbury to Axminster 2306
5L95 Axminster to Exeter New Yard 0017
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« Reply #50 on: September 06, 2018, 02:26:17 pm »

And on it goes. Tweet from Sky News:

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RMT Union says its members on South Western Railway have voted by almost 9-1 to continue with industrial action in the long-running train guards' dispute

Depending on how many voted, that looks an overwhelming mandate to continue industrial action by RMT members. Mr Cash will be pleased.
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« Reply #51 on: September 06, 2018, 05:40:05 pm »


Full statement here
https://www.rmt.org.uk/news/rmt-secures-renewed-mandate-for-action-on-south-western/
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« Reply #52 on: September 20, 2018, 04:19:21 pm »

The first of a new round of strikes announced

RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that a further 48 hours of strike action will take place on South Western Railway (SWR) on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th October as the company continues to refuse to engage in a serious talks process that could reach an agreement in the long running guards' safety dispute. ‎
https://www.rmt.org.uk/news/rmt-calls-48-hours-of-strike-action-on-south-western-railway/
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« Reply #53 on: October 10, 2018, 11:46:26 am »

Further dates announced

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-45804454

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Staff on South Western Railway (SWR) are set to stage further walkouts in a long-running dispute over the role of guards on trains.

Rail union RMT said the next strike would run from 00:01 BST on 23 October until 23:59 on 27 October, followed by further walkouts on consecutive Saturdays until 24 November.

It said SWR had "stalled" the talks process and failed to provide an offer.

The rail company accused the union of "needlessly disrupting" customers.
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« Reply #54 on: October 10, 2018, 11:51:47 am »

Clearly aimed at causing maximum disruption during the Autumn internationals at Twickenham. I suspect SWR were expecting it so have plenty of times to make contingency arrangements. The RMT continuing the tactic of striking to disrupt the leisure market picking half term week for their 5 dayer.
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« Reply #55 on: October 10, 2018, 12:11:20 pm »

Nothing the company would ever offer will be acceptable to the RMT, unless SWR (First/MTR) agree the status quo will never change at all during the current franchise.  So I doubt the company will do anything. 

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« Reply #56 on: October 10, 2018, 12:46:48 pm »

Nothing the company would ever offer will be acceptable to the RMT, unless SWR (First/MTR) agree the status quo will never change at all during the current franchise.  So I doubt the company will do anything. 

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« Reply #57 on: October 10, 2018, 01:06:33 pm »

Nothing the company would ever offer will be acceptable to the RMT, unless SWR (First/MTR) agree the status quo will never change at all during the current franchise.  So I doubt the company will do anything. 

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That's the thing really. The dispute is not really with SWR its with DfT who are just hiding behind SWR.  Unless DfT back down SWR just have to live with it. That's why SWR insisted on a clause in the contract that means DfT must compensate SR for their losses due to the strikes and also why DfT agreed to that clause. 
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« Reply #58 on: October 10, 2018, 01:15:30 pm »

Clearly aimed at causing maximum disruption during the Autumn internationals at Twickenham. I suspect SWR were expecting it so have plenty of times to make contingency arrangements. The RMT continuing the tactic of striking to disrupt the leisure market picking half term week for their 5 dayer.

I'd be genuinely interested in the contingency arrangements that are capable of shifting (the bulk of) 82,000 people to & from Twickenham.
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« Reply #59 on: October 10, 2018, 05:09:33 pm »

I'd be genuinely interested in the contingency arrangements that are capable of shifting (the bulk of) 82,000 people to & from Twickenham.
I suspect drafting in as many contingency guards as required to run the usual timetable that would operate when England are playing at Twickenham.
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