Train Graphic
Great Western Passengers' Forum
GWR advice (Project Phoenix)
Forum in and beyond Coronavirus
Great Western Coffee Shop
[home] and [about]
Read about the forum [here].
Register [here] - it's free.
What do I gain from registering? [here]
 18/08/20 - Tuesday Club - ONLINE
24/08/20 - Challenge of Decarb. - ONLINE
16/09/20 - Melksham Rail User Group
17/09/20 - National Rail Awards
Random Image
Train Running Polls Acronyms/Abbreviations Station Comparator Rail news GWR co. site Site Style 1 2 3 4
Next departures • Bristol Temple MeadsBath SpaChippenhamSwindonDidcot ParkwayReadingLondon PaddingtonMelksham
Exeter St DavidsTauntonWestburyTrowbridgeBristol ParkwayCardiff CentralOxfordCheltenham SpaBirmingham New Street
August 15, 2020, 03:18:24 pm *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Forgotten your username or password? - get a reminder
Most liked recent subjects
[116] And you thought some UK liverys where bad
[64] HST derailment, near Stonehaven, 12th August 2020
[53] New Totem Generator
[47] Finn and bignosemac's return to the rails. Where were we today...
[28] Gloucester to Hereford via Ross on Wye
[25] 2020 - TransWilts cancellation and amendment log
News: A forum for passengers ... with input from rail professionals welcomed too
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  
Pages: [1]
Author Topic: Transport safety takes a back seat to profit  (Read 176 times)
Hero Member
Posts: 30250

View Profile WWW Email
« on: May 02, 2020, 06:17:00 pm »

From Communist Party of Britain Marxist-Leninist

Keen to profit from the Covid-19 crisis, transport companies have been eagerly queuing up with their begging bowls, while ensuring that workers bear the brunt of the reductions in services…

As with so many other industries, Britain’s transport industry has been hit hard by the Covid-19 emergency. Many operators along with their employees face an uncertain future, and the airlines have effectively shut down.

The first casualty was airline Flybe, already in deep financial trouble. Covid-19 delivered the coup de grâce, and thousands were made redundant. The long-term viability of some airports is also in doubt.

The government’s offer of bailouts has really got the scum rising to the top. First in the queue with his begging bowl was Richard Branson, laying off Virgin airline staff from the safety of his private Caribbean island while sitting on millions made from his airline, rail and other interests.

The reaction to the crisis by Stena Line, the company that runs many of what used to be British Rail Sealink ferry routes, was to stop its staff receiving sick pay, followed quickly by the withdrawal of a paltry pay increase

Our forum welcomes all views ... and I am posting the above to help reflect the wide range of views around, not necessarily to agree with the wording and / or the sentiment of this article

Coffee Shop Admin, Vice Chair of Melksham Rail User Group, and on the board of TravelWatch SouthWest.
Do you have something you would like to add to this thread, or would you like to raise a new question at the Coffee Shop? Please [register] (it is free) if you have not done so before, or login (at the top of this page) if you already have an account - we would love to read what you have to say!

You can find out more about how this forum works [here] - that will link you to a copy of the forum agreement that you can read before you join, and tell you very much more about how we operate. We are an independent forum, provided and run by customers of Great Western Railway, for customers of Great Western Railway and we welcome railway professionals as members too, in either a personal or official capacity. Views expressed in posts are not necessarily the views of the operators of the forum.

As well as posting messages onto existing threads, and starting new subjects, members can communicate with each other through personal messages if they wish. And once members have made a certain number of posts, they will automatically be admitted to the "frequent posters club", where subjects not-for-public-domain are discussed; anything from the occasional rant to meetups we may be having ...

Pages: [1]
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.2 | SMF © 2006-2007, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
This forum is provided by a customer of Great Western Railway (formerly First Great Western), and the views expressed are those of the individual posters concerned. Visit for the official Great Western Railway website. Please contact the administrators of this site if you feel that the content provided by one of our posters contravenes our posting rules (email link). Forum hosted by Well House Consultants

Jump to top of pageJump to Forum Home Page