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« Reply #165 on: July 19, 2022, 05:39:27 pm »

Except the pay raise offered is not technically an average of a 5%

What's the technicality?
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« Reply #166 on: July 19, 2022, 08:59:17 pm »


Interestingly the quoted  "good" employer was a (privatised but regulated) utility company or its sub; the "bad" employer was dear Network Rail or its subs, property of HMG.

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« Reply #167 on: July 20, 2022, 06:26:26 pm »

Except the pay raise offered is not technically an average of a 5%

What's the technicality?

Because the 5% is the headline, it is not a straight 5% now, it is something like 3% now and 2% next year with the strings of "modernisation of maintenance" attached which the Union believe will result in redundancies and de-skilling which in the Unions view will impact of public safety.   The offer of staff leisure discount travel is something the Unions in NR» (Network Rail - home page) have been seeking for years and do not want to see it as part of pay.
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« Reply #168 on: July 21, 2022, 10:56:57 am »

I know there is a GWR (Great Western Railway) strike planned for the 30th
In the past it was mentioned services early the next day could be impacted

Does anyone know when a finalised timetable for the 31st will be released - or will it be the usual timetable?

The reason I ask I am taking sister and her family to Wembley on the 08:58 train from Weston on the 31st
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« Reply #169 on: July 21, 2022, 10:33:39 pm »

There is strike action planned for the 30th July but I will point out it is not RMT (National Union of Rail, Maritime & Transport Workers) but rather the Drivers Union ASLEF» (Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen - about). Only RMT drivers will be working and there are not many of them
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« Reply #170 on: July 22, 2022, 07:58:12 am »

Yes, if the ASLEF» (Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen - about) strike goes ahead, the service is likely to be extremely limited for the affected operators…far more do than the RMT (National Union of Rail, Maritime & Transport Workers) action.
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« Reply #171 on: July 22, 2022, 10:01:21 am »

Yes, if the ASLEF» (Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen - about) strike goes ahead, the service is likely to be extremely limited for the affected operators…far more do than the RMT (National Union of Rail, Maritime & Transport Workers) action.

Given the ASLEF strike is on a Saturday, Sunday could go one of two ways….
Either they’ll all volunteer to work to recoup their losses OR they could decide to have a weekend off.  If I was a betting man, I’d favour the later
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« Reply #172 on: July 22, 2022, 10:05:58 am »

Yes, if the ASLEF» (Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen - about) strike goes ahead, the service is likely to be extremely limited for the affected operators…far more do than the RMT (National Union of Rail, Maritime & Transport Workers) action.

Given the ASLEF strike is on a Saturday, Sunday could go one of two ways….
Either they’ll all volunteer to work to recoup their losses OR they could decide to have a weekend off.  If I was a betting man, I’d favour the later

If I were management and my staff went on strike, I would ban overtime as a means for staff to recoup loss of wages - even if my company lost out because of it.
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« Reply #173 on: July 22, 2022, 10:11:20 am »

That is a card that the DfT» (Department for Transport - about) could choose to play at some point.
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« Reply #174 on: July 22, 2022, 10:54:00 am »

Yes, if the ASLEF» (Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen - about) strike goes ahead, the service is likely to be extremely limited for the affected operators…far more do than the RMT (National Union of Rail, Maritime & Transport Workers) action.

Given the ASLEF strike is on a Saturday, Sunday could go one of two ways….
Either they’ll all volunteer to work to recoup their losses OR they could decide to have a weekend off.  If I was a betting man, I’d favour the later

If I were management and my staff went on strike, I would ban overtime as a means for staff to recoup loss of wages - even if my company lost out because of it.



..so no Sunday service at all
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« Reply #175 on: July 22, 2022, 02:00:27 pm »

From GWR (Great Western Railway) - echoing the different groups striking on different days.

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Services on strike days will be extremely limited, and on Saturday 30th July there will be no GWR services on most of the network. Where trains are able to run we are expecting them to be very busy, and the last services will be much earlier than normal. There will also be disruption on Thursday 28th July and Sunday 31st July.
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« Reply #176 on: July 22, 2022, 03:24:14 pm »

My Polish friend is flying back to London on Sunday, so I checked on the trains from Stansted and discovered there was a replacement bus service to Waltham Cross, where she could then get a train. Turns out to be "planned engineering works". She was going to book a seat on National Express, then looked again at her air ticket and saw it was for Luton.The trains there to London look OK.
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« Reply #177 on: July 22, 2022, 04:43:31 pm »

Yes, if the ASLEF» (Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen - about) strike goes ahead, the service is likely to be extremely limited for the affected operators…far more do than the RMT (National Union of Rail, Maritime & Transport Workers) action.

Given the ASLEF strike is on a Saturday, Sunday could go one of two ways….
Either they’ll all volunteer to work to recoup their losses OR they could decide to have a weekend off.  If I was a betting man, I’d favour the later

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« Reply #178 on: July 22, 2022, 06:29:14 pm »

Gotta keep morale up on the picket line somehow!
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« Reply #179 on: July 22, 2022, 07:31:55 pm »


 Rail Strikes to go ahead next Wednesday.
 RMT (National Union of Rail, Maritime & Transport Workers) could not agree to ticket office closures and driver only operation.
 (there's a surprise).
 Can not see any settlement soon.
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