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Years ago, a train guard sat in a little carriage on the end of the train. The only real important job was to ensure he had enough coal to keep his little stove hot, and enough Playboy's to keep him entertained.

When he remembered, he had to wave a green flag, or a red one (for what he was not quite sure) and at night a light (if he'd remembered to bring the paraffin)

One day, his little carriage never left the sidings, he had been replaced by the Train Conductor / Guard. he was now Safety Critical :-)

So, let's check out his/her required skills:

1) Must be able to communicate with people nicely
2) Must be able to speak so people understand (Oosta garn on Marra) will not do.
3) Must be able to deal with upset passengers without nutting them.
4) Must be able to count.

For this, he/her can expect to paid the sum of just under £15.00 hour.

Today his/her Union has called a strike so everyone can be disrupted in some way, as they have nothing better to do, and it's at least a fortnight since the last one.

With so many other worthy cases of worker exploitation going on, what the hell has happened to the Unions !!
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And because of the low wages, churn is very high, meaning a lot of the training and preparation is often wasted.
  1. 02-12-2019 13:56
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Didn’t realise South Western had become part of the London Underground network?



Never said it was, you assumed it was to do with the link, not me.

It is shocking though that a Tube driver is paid 5 x times more than a care worker for a similar skill level, do you not agree ?

The care workers look like they need a few fat necked bully boys speaking up for them aswell. Or perhaps in Mr Mcdonnel's utopia, the Tube Drivers would take a tenner an hour less and pass that on to the care workers ? What do you think Kess ? Surely that would be better than giving it to the taxman ?
  1. 02-12-2019 14:05
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I think of it as care workers need paid more rather than train drivers paid less.
We don't want a race to the bottom.
  1. 02-12-2019 14:08
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I can't believe a union hasn't got a group of workers together and acted on their behalf as a win for them would then be applied right across the industry.


People often talk shit about unions but this is why I think they are important. There are many employers out there who take the piss of their workforce so people need to have the power of collective bargaining, and they need to know they have someone to fight their corner if their employer starts taking the piss.
  1. 02-12-2019 17:59
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That’s why we have secret ballots Kes
  1. 02-12-2019 18:08
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I can't believe a union hasn't got a group of workers together and acted on their behalf as a win for them would then be applied right across the industry.


People often talk shit about unions but this is why I think they are important. There are many employers out there who take the piss of their workforce so people need to have the power of collective bargaining, and they need to know they have someone to fight their corner if their employer starts taking the piss.


Too many out there believe that being in a Union is all gang mentality.

When I used them it was just me, better that way as the message does not get diluted.

Since not working I have still been in the Union and have used them twice - nothing to do with any former employer either.

Being in a Union should I believe only used as something to fall back on should an employer behave in an untoward way and not for a workforce to gang up and strike over a wage rise, I find that side rather crude.
  1. 02-12-2019 18:18
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Being in a Union should I believe only used as something to fall back on should an employer behave in an untoward way and not for a workforce to gang up and strike over a wage rise, I find that side rather crude.


If the employer isn't paying staff a fair wage, I think that is behaving in an untoward way and staff are right to demand a proper wage. I agree with the general point though, unions should be something to fall back on if needed and not the gang mentality you talk about.
  1. 02-12-2019 18:22
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It's seems since the Republican got booted out, the RMT has lost it's appetite for strikes.

In fact, in the last ballot they had insufficient numbers for an " all out lads, some crimbo shopping needing done " vote. :D


"RMT blames ScotRail for strike vote defeat"

The greedy baxxxds were wanting a pay rise, what an insult to all those struggling.
  1. 10-12-2020 15:36
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What happened to the report button?
  1. 10-12-2020 16:07
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Will merge for you late SilentOne...

:D
  1. 10-12-2020 17:59
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What's this got to do with CUFC?.....
  1. 10-12-2020 19:16
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What's this got to do with CUFC?.....


Lots of non-CUFC Threads, always has been on the Forums.

Some like, some don’t...
  1. 10-12-2020 19:38
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Will merge for you late SilentOne...

:D


Your obviously a RMT member, or sympathiser.

You have completely cut out the main reason for the thread, that the RMT is losing its Iron Fist grip over its members.

Mmm, I wonder why ?
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What has this to do with CUFC.....
  1. 11-12-2020 10:08
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I think you’ll find that what actually happened, is the staff were fully aware of whats going on in the world and rejected the RMT action.
Plus of course, now franchising is dead the Scottish Assembly is now effectively in charge.
  1. 11-12-2020 14:52
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Things that let you know, life is getting back to normal

::D

RMT Press Office:

RMT action goes ahead from Sunday in fight for equality and justice for ScotRail conductors.

RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that planned industrial action by ScotRail conductors will go ahead from this Sunday in a fight for equality and justice over enhanced payments for rest day working.

The union is appalled that the company are now slandering their own staff for taking action that's been forced on them during the pandemic despite the fact that it is the front line workers who have kept trains running at huge personal risk while Scotrail bosses have been tucked away nice and safe.

After more than 75% of members voted to strike RMT has instructed them not to book on for any shifts that commence between:-


• 00.01 hours until 23.59 hours on Sunday 28th March 2021
• 00.01 hours until 23.59 hours on Sunday 4th April 2021
• 00.01 hours until 23.59 hours on Sunday 11th April 2021
• 00.01 hours until 23.59 hours on Sunday 18th April 2021
• 00.01 hours until 23.59 hours on Sunday 25th April 2021
• 00.01 hours until 23.59 hours on Sunday 2nd May 2021


The union has said it will give notice of further Sundays of action if no agreement is reached with the company.


I'm surprised it's going ahead given the sxxt weather forecast.
  1. 06-04-2021 13:59
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I’ve joined some Threads together and even renamed the entire thing just for you SilentOne...

:D
  1. 06-04-2021 14:02
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Have the Sunday off lads-it’s a free for all , despite there being no customers.

Meanwhile,Hartlepool is about to turn Tory.

Tall about the disconnect with Labour-they don’t represent anyone anymore
  1. 06-04-2021 15:27
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Have the Sunday off lads-it’s a free for all , despite there being no customers.

Meanwhile,Hartlepool is about to turn Tory.

Tall about the disconnect with Labour-they don’t represent anyone anymore


Well they've already hung a monkey as a spy and voted for H'Angus as their mayor so I'm not surprised they are thinking of electing a Tory.
  1. 06-04-2021 22:25
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It's going to be nip and tuck in Hartlepool, however Kier has a mountain to climb in General.

Lot's of independent Councillors popping up that were Labour, but now know it's a poisend Chalice.

The word from the Labour Party HQ (Unite) is [censored] policy, just get out there Tory hating...........

It's a real shame that the Unions have let the fat cat champagne socialist bully boys take over, and discredit what the Union movement was all about.
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