Rail Workers Back Strikes In Union Ballot

#1
And the list goes on... Maybe they can all meet up with the BA trolly Dollies in the pub and have a few drinks :evil:

The threat of Easter train travel disruption is looming after the RMT union said a ballot of Network Rail maintenance workers showed 77% supported strike action. The Rail Maritime and Transport union said the ballot was called in protest at plans to cut 1,500 maintenance jobs and change working practices.

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Bu...ck_Strikes:_RMT_Union_Says_78%_Support_Action
 
#2
dangerousdave said:
And the list goes on... Maybe they can all meet up with the BA trolly Dollies in the pub and have a few drinks :evil:

The threat of Easter train travel disruption is looming after the RMT union said a ballot of Network Rail maintenance workers showed 77% supported strike action. The Rail Maritime and Transport union said the ballot was called in protest at plans to cut 1,500 maintenance jobs and change working practices.

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Bu...ck_Strikes:_RMT_Union_Says_78%_Support_Action
Meet up with the trolley dollies for a drink,sounds good to me ,better than standing around a flaming dust bin,Ill mention it to the brothers when we down tools :D
 
#3
Don't worry - you can trust this government to stand up to them and face down any trade union action!
 
#4
great how in the fcuk am I meant to get to work, fcuking *********
 
#5
Funny how strikes seem to be scheduled around holidays and sporting occasions...now hardcore labour organisers will tell you it is to maximise the impact on the public and government. We know however children that it is of course to ensure they get a full run at a Bank hioliday withpout having to do nasty night shifts or earlies...
 
#6
Would you all be gobbing off and spitting your bile if it was traffic wardens for instance or some other group which would have no impact on peoples everyday lives going on strike,doubt it?
 
#7
Tom9748 said:
Would you all be gobbing off and spitting your bile if it was traffic wardens for instance or some other group which would have no impact on peoples everyday lives going on strike,doubt it?

well no.. thats the point you thick fcuk :roll:
 
#8
dangerousdave said:
Tom9748 said:
Would you all be gobbing off and spitting your bile if it was traffic wardens for instance or some other group which would have no impact on peoples everyday lives going on strike,doubt it?

well no.. thats the point you thick fcuk :roll:
"well no that's the point" oh I see :roll:
Glad to see your supporting these blokes well done.
 
#9
Another bunch of tw@ts who think the country owes them a living, and there's a bottomless pit of money somewhere that'll pay their bills for them. :x
 
#10
Methinks the Unions are ratcheting up for when a Tory Government in in power [stupid prats] ........... Keep striking lads, it always throws votes to the Right.
 
#11
Tom9748 said:
dangerousdave said:
Tom9748 said:
Would you all be gobbing off and spitting your bile if it was traffic wardens for instance or some other group which would have no impact on peoples everyday lives going on strike,doubt it?

well no.. thats the point you thick fcuk :roll:
"well no that's the point" oh I see :roll:
Glad to see your supporting these blokes well done.
Why should i support them?

Hundreds of thousands of private sector workers have been laid off, how many of the public sector?
 
#12
I have nothing but contempt for the kn**s who go out on these strikes but on the plus side, not paying their wages can at least help the cash flow a bit.

In our IPT, 75% of one section was out on the PCS strike this week, in the very section that is the major bottleneck for our projects, they really are a bunch of cnuts, but at least the savings on their capitation rates will help the budget.

As an aside, apparently some of the CS said that "work to rule" would be more effective than strike action, the riposte from one of the mil staff was "great, crack on, would be great to see some work getting done" Priceless!
 
#13
angular said:
Another bunch of tw@ts who think the country owes them a living, and there's a bottomless pit of money somewhere that'll pay their bills for them. :x

Don't want to work,then don't and your P45 is in the post.

BA cabin crew are overpaid spoilt chilren being led on by a militant union.

As for the RMT,led by the communist Bob Crowe,well he and and any strikers should be directed to go cfuk forthwith.End of.
 
#14
exile1 said:
Methinks the Unions are ratcheting up for when a Tory Government in in power [stupid prats] ........... Keep striking lads, it always throws votes to the Right.
That's right.I hope the Tories beat Liarbore and install a new generation Norman Tebbit to fcuk off union militants.
 
#15
Listening to Lord Adonis on R4 earlier stating the Government is keeping it's distance clear on this issue, nothing to do with certain MP members connection with 'Unite' by any chance??
 
#16
Let the fcukers go on strike, Bob Crowes' a cnut anyway, stuff a flash/bang up his arrse!!!
A summer of discontent, ratchet up the pressure and for sh1ts and giggles lets all vote ZANU NL and totally fcuk Cyclops up.
 
#17
So from the responces so far, I take it you are all in favour of reduced maintainance of the railway infrastucture. Great way to improve safety.

So when these jobs are lost and the engineering works are cancelled, due to lack of maintainance crews, how safe do you think your travel will be? It will lead to more disruption, as emergency engineering becomes the norm and as a result, ticket prices will no doubt rise, as this is more expensive.

As a train driver, I would not want to drive a route that I knew was even more poorly maintained than it is now.
 
#18
Recce19 said:
So from the responces so far, I take it you are all in favour of reduced maintainance of the railway infrastucture. Great way to improve safety.

So when these jobs are lost and the engineering works are cancelled, due to lack of maintainance crews, how safe do you think your travel will be? It will lead to more disruption, as emergency engineering becomes the norm and as a result, ticket prices will no doubt rise, as this is more expensive.

As a train driver, I would not want to drive a route that I knew was even more poorly maintained than it is now.
Suddenly all went quiet when you worded it like that mate.Like it.
 
#19
Tom9748 said:
Recce19 said:
So from the responces so far, I take it you are all in favour of reduced maintainance of the railway infrastucture. Great way to improve safety.

So when these jobs are lost and the engineering works are cancelled, due to lack of maintainance crews, how safe do you think your travel will be? It will lead to more disruption, as emergency engineering becomes the norm and as a result, ticket prices will no doubt rise, as this is more expensive.

As a train driver, I would not want to drive a route that I knew was even more poorly maintained than it is now.
Suddenly all went quiet when you worded it like that mate.Like it.
Alright then boys, quick, name me a business that doesn't have to make cuts when the money is short.

The Torygraph tells me this, "The dispute is over Network Rail's plans to change working practices so that more maintenance staff worked at weekends to make repairs and maintenance more efficient."

Don't trust them? What about the Mirror? http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/latest/2010/03/11/network-rail-staff-vote-for-strikes-115875-22103871/

If there are safety concerns, I'd be much more ready to believe them if it weren't Bob Crowe telling me there's a problem.

Is there honestly only one safe way for rail maintenance to take place?
 
#20
Recce19 said:
So from the responces so far, I take it you are all in favour of reduced maintainance of the railway infrastucture. Great way to improve safety.

So when these jobs are lost and the engineering works are cancelled, due to lack of maintainance crews, how safe do you think your travel will be? It will lead to more disruption, as emergency engineering becomes the norm and as a result, ticket prices will no doubt rise, as this is more expensive.

As a train driver, I would not want to drive a route that I knew was even more poorly maintained than it is now.
well driving a train isn't rocket science is it - you only have to go in a straight line and stay awake from boredom to stop at the station on time. Yet you seem to think we all owe you a living and a high salary at £30k plus a year for a job that a child could do. So am sorry if you throw your toys out just coz you dont get a pay rise this year - i don't give a fcuk and couldnt care less if you had to sign on the dole next week coz you didnt wanna work under such harsh conditions having to sit in a warm cab drinking a flask of coffee. - if it was my choice, i'd sack the lot of you and give the jobs to people who acually want to work and take pride in just having a job during the current climate :p
 

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