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    This is going to cause chaos across the country if this goes ahead 06-9th april i wonder what they would do if we then boycotted trains totally they wouldnt have any jobs to go to.

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    They are obviously doing it as a last resort, no one strikes for the fun of it.

    Unfortunately you only hear one side of all these strike stories due to great propoganda from the companies.

    Until you know all the facts I don't believe anyone is in a position to criticise either party as you hear what they want you to.

    dont care really, ive not used a train in about 2 years

    They are in court today - the decision will me made today if the strike goes ahead or not.

    Well said greg by the way.

    Becksdawe;8261985

    They are in court today - the decision will me made today if the strike … They are in court today - the decision will me made today if the strike goes ahead or not.Well said greg by the way.



    I've been in that situation and it's hilarious how the press portray all the workers as the' baddies' when the management are trying impose ridiculous contracts on you but only leak certain info to the press.

    Original Poster

    But if the strike goes ahead how many people wont be able to work and therefore earn money.

    greg_68;8262014

    I've been in that situation and it's hilarious how the press portray all … I've been in that situation and it's hilarious how the press portray all the workers as the' baddies' when the management are trying impose ridiculous contracts on you but only leak certain info to the press.



    I completely agree - my OH work's on the railway, always more going on than what meets the public eye

    archer1204;8262038

    But if the strike goes ahead how many people wont be able to work and … But if the strike goes ahead how many people wont be able to work and therefore earn money.



    Always other way's and means of getting to where you need to be.

    Becksdawe;8262049

    Always other way's and means of getting to where you need to be.



    I'll just walk my 120 mile journey then on tuesday...

    I joke this wont affect me at all lolaments

    The vast majority of the public sector / ex public sector staff need to join the real world and realise that final salaries pension, decent payrise not attributed to their performance & working longer than they are contracted too (without overtime) are not supportable in the 21st century when you have to compete in a free market

    numptyj;8262078

    I'll just walk my 120 mile journey then on tuesday...I joke this wont … I'll just walk my 120 mile journey then on tuesday...I joke this wont affect me at all lolaments



    My simple solution would be either travel before and stay over or look into getting the bus.... no matter what there are ALWAYS ways - not saying they won't cost or anything

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    dodgymix;8262089

    The vast majority of the public sector t



    triple time friday ahhhh 6hrs toil for thursday, 12hrs toil for monday ahhh loving it :-D

    I don't strike because I'm not in a union

    is this going to happen nationwide, i wonder what happens if i have tickets booked for one of those days

    dodgymix;8262089

    The vast majority of the public sector / ex public sector staff need to … The vast majority of the public sector / ex public sector staff need to join the real world and realise that final salaries pension, decent payrise not attributed to their performance & working longer than they are contracted too (without overtime) are not supportable in the 21st century when you have to compete in a free market



    Well said.

    I have no issue with a genuine protest about unfair conditions but I do so hate the public sector / ex-public sector employees mentality that they're entitled to it - you're not, it has to be earned, like the rest of us. The BA strike was a case in point - they were objecting to terms, conditions and pay that would be jumped on by any other airline staff, BA are making a huge loss yet still they wanted more. Ridiculous and naive.

    Don't know enough about the rail strike to comment, so won't.

    Dave

    Original Poster

    If this goes ahead this will be countrywide and will bring the country to a halt and put alot more traffic on the roads if it wasnt congested enough before gonna be an interesting few days if it goes ahead.Just look at some of the revised timetables most are still being reviewed even thou they said they would be out by 1/4/2010

    Wirral_guy;8262546

    Well said. I have no issue with a genuine protest about unfair conditions … Well said. I have no issue with a genuine protest about unfair conditions but I do so hate the public sector / ex-public sector employees mentality that they're entitled to it - you're not, it has to be earned, like the rest of us. The BA strike was a case in point - they were objecting to terms, conditions and pay that would be jumped on by any other airline staff, BA are making a huge loss yet still they wanted more. Ridiculous and naive.Don't know enough about the rail strike to comment, so won't.Dave


    Its basically about staff hours being cut which they claim will impact on safety

    In the real world we are constantly expected to be more efficient and effective (ie do more work better) so no reason why they need 3 staff to do the jobs that could be done by 2.

    Would it be unfair if work t&cs were being changed without adequate compensation?

    Original Poster

    train strike is officially off...so far

    Yip - heard it too on the news so panic over people (for now)!

    WoolyM;8262588

    Would it be unfair if work t&cs were being changed without adequate … Would it be unfair if work t&cs were being changed without adequate compensation?



    Go and work for somebody with better terms and conditions?

    GREAT on the only day i need a train to travel to nottingham, they have a strike. would a strike mean a complete halt in train travel?

    dodgymix;8262089

    The vast majority of the public sector / ex public sector staff need to … The vast majority of the public sector / ex public sector staff need to join the real world and realise that final salaries pension, decent payrise not attributed to their performance & working longer than they are contracted too (without overtime) are not supportable in the 21st century when you have to compete in a free market


    They do live in the real world, unlike you who live in a world of Sun headline clichés. Whats your idea of 21st century? Bankers getting fat again after causing world economic melt down while we have underpaid and overworked staff in our rail transport system. If not having a decent pension to live out your days is progress then you can stuff that kind of progress, because it sounds to me like going back 150 years.
    Wirral_guy;8262546

    Well said. I have no issue with a genuine protest....


    Yes it would seem :whistling:
    As long as you get to decide and not the actual workers affected. :thumbsup:
    dodgymix;8262584

    Its basically about staff hours being cut which they claim will impact on … Its basically about staff hours being cut which they claim will impact on safetyIn the real world we are constantly expected to be more efficient and effective (ie do more work better) so no reason why they need 3 staff to do the jobs that could be done by 2.


    Just what we need trains hurtling around the country with stressed out underpaid staff with second jobs to make ends meet. You talk about other workers on lower wages with worst conditions as though because it is happening it is right. Why don't we all just drop our wages in line with India. Oh maybe because we want live rather than survive.

    Plum;8265624

    They do live in the real world, unlike you who live in a world of Sun … They do live in the real world, unlike you who live in a world of Sun headline clichés. Whats your idea of 21st century? Bankers getting fat again after causing world economic melt down while we have underpaid and overworked staff in our rail transport system. If not having a decent pension to live out your days is progress then you can stuff that kind of progress, because it sounds to me like going back 150 years.Yes it would seem :whistling:As long as you get to decide and not the actual workers affected. :thumbsup:Just what we need trains hurtling around the country with stressed out underpaid staff with second jobs to make ends meet. You talk about other workers on lower wages with worst conditions as though because it is happening it is right. Why don't we all just drop our wages in line with India. Oh maybe because we want live rather than survive.



    BA staff and royal mail are worst. Loss makng businesses with huge pension deficits but the staff still believe they should earn more than the competition and half 2/3 salary pensions


    I work for an employer who gives payrises inrelation to your years performance. No improvement and no payrises. Simple

    we have underpaid and overworked staff in our rail transport system






    Good money sat on your ar5e pressing buttons that the computer tells you too Overworked As well lol



    I'd automate the lot lol

    dodgymix;8266804

    I work for an employer who gives payrises inrelation to your years … I work for an employer who gives payrises inrelation to your years performance. No improvement and no payrises. Simple


    You are extremely Simple if you fall for that theiving management rubbish.
    dodgy mix;8266826

    Good money sat on your ar5e pressing buttons that the computer tells you … Good money sat on your ar5e pressing buttons that the computer tells you too


    Beats kissing your bosses ar5e, which it's obvious is what you are up to.
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