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What do Southern Rail drivers get....
« on: 08 November 2017, 21:07:37 »

.......for all the misery they’ve caused?
A 28% pay rise. That’s one Union the government would love to break.

http://www.theargus.co.uk/NEWS/15648424.Drivers_agree_to_accept_28__pay_rise_after_row_over_safety/
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Re: What do Southern Rail drivers get....
« Reply #1 on: 08 November 2017, 21:16:34 »

No bad thing.

Hastens their demise and the advancement of driverless trains.
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Re: What do Southern Rail drivers get....
« Reply #2 on: 08 November 2017, 21:31:45 »

No bad thing.

Hastens their demise and the advancement of driverless trains.
Part of the agreement says there will be a ‘trained’ person on board the train, as well as the driver, whatever that means.
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Re: What do Southern Rail drivers get....
« Reply #3 on: 08 November 2017, 21:35:38 »

Can ts to the man... Southern themselves are as bad... If they cancel services they don't lose their On Time bonuses as the trains aren't delayed. >:(

Complete shower of shit from start to finish.
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Re: What do Southern Rail drivers get....
« Reply #4 on: 08 November 2017, 22:11:05 »

When comrade Corbyn gets the keys to number 10, we will all be getting 28% pay rises.  :y ;D





For a couple of years or so until the economy collapses into total ruin.

Seriously though. To me its a sign of a return to week governance and management, when people who do a relatively menial job, can extort a pay rise like that in the current times. Its disgraceful.  >:(
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Re: What do Southern Rail drivers get....
« Reply #5 on: 09 November 2017, 17:49:14 »

Simple answer. Shut it all down. Spend taxpayers money on something useful.
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Re: What do Southern Rail drivers get....
« Reply #6 on: 09 November 2017, 18:21:58 »

Use the money to cut the cost of petrol.  :y ;D ;D
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Re: What do Southern Rail drivers get....
« Reply #7 on: 09 November 2017, 18:25:07 »

This will only embolden other unions, especially those representing public sector workers.  :(

Winter of discontent anyone?  ::)
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Re: What do Southern Rail drivers get....
« Reply #8 on: 09 November 2017, 22:11:15 »

With several driverless taxis being introduced next year, pilotless flying taxis on the horizon with trials before 2020, I suspect the technology disruption will force price and wage reality in the rail industry so they have to automate trains or they will not be used due to price and convenience, like in the 1960's-1980s.

Makes HS2 look more and more like the white elephant it is.

My younger brother worked in the newspaper industry and saw the bloody-minded unions fail to grasp the technological changes that were happening in the 1980's, so they hastened the demise of 90% of the jobs. :o :o :o
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Re: What do Southern Rail drivers get....
« Reply #9 on: 10 November 2017, 12:44:06 »

Don't very often use trains but on the odd occasion I have found them to be punctual clean & comfortable, if the drivers earn a good wage good for them.
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Re: What do Southern Rail drivers get....
« Reply #10 on: 10 November 2017, 16:14:28 »

Don't very often use trains but on the odd occasion I have found them to be punctual clean & comfortable, if the drivers earn a good wage good for them.
The striking Southern drivers deserve to be unemployed... at best they should be paid for the hours the actually work rather than their full salaries. There is absolutely no excuse for their or the Unions behaviour... the disruption that they have caused over the last few years, (3 or 4 iirc), was totally unnecessary and driven by nothing more than spite.
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Re: What do Southern Rail drivers get....
« Reply #11 on: 10 November 2017, 21:08:17 »

Don't very often use trains but on the odd occasion I have found them to be punctual clean & comfortable, if the drivers earn a good wage good for them.
The striking Southern drivers deserve to be unemployed... at best they should be paid for the hours the actually work rather than their full salaries. There is absolutely no excuse for their or the Unions behaviour... the disruption that they have caused over the last few years, (3 or 4 iirc), was totally unnecessary and driven by nothing more than spite.




Must have caught them on their days in .😀
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Re: What do Southern Rail drivers get....
« Reply #12 on: 10 November 2017, 22:55:56 »

If they are paid a goof wage by an employer which makes plenty of profit from their labours and can easily afford to pay them well, then I would agree, good luck to them.
However, this is far from the case and they have held all and sundry over a barrel to extract a 28% rise, when the railways are heavily subsidised by me, even though I don't use them, and the industry desperately needs heavy investment.
I would offer the Clarkson solution for them.
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Re: What do Southern Rail drivers get....
« Reply #13 on: 11 November 2017, 08:01:45 »

I have no problem with people getting a pay rise and earning a decent living but 28% :o :o :o that's just absolutely ridiculous-I could use other terms but this is a family friendly forum.
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Re: What do Southern Rail drivers get....
« Reply #14 on: 11 November 2017, 10:10:27 »

Southern Rail should get the people from Hornby in.  They know how to run a (driverless) railway!  ;D
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