UK Rail Strike, May 2004

May 16th, 2004, 10:39 PM
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UK Rail Strike, May 2004

Today's Daily Mail has reported that it is highly likely that 7,000 rail maintenance, signalling and station staff will be involved in a 24 or 48-hour strike over pay and pensions on or around May 31st 2004.

Will post back here if there are any further developments.
 
May 17th, 2004, 03:59 AM
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I'd sack the lot of them, they cause chaos in London by their actions. Unfortunately, one cannot simply sack people these days, all this tribunal nonsense.

Just for comparison, a tube driver is on pay around 34k GBP p.a. , a newly qualified nurse is on around 16k GBP p.a. and a doctor around 20k GBP. Two help in restoring lives, one moves people from A to B. Their wage is well above the average wage rate, I'd go as far as saying that they are in fact overpaid.

I say sack them for their uncalled for greed.
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May 17th, 2004, 04:16 AM
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Andrewmac a big thanks - If it wasn't for your previous post about booking rail tickets we would still be in the dark. Thanks to you we are able to get a special price by booking two days in advance (Paddington-Bath, 19.00 return) and are only paying 8.50 Par to Bristol and the 7.20 Bristol- Cardiff (which was cheaper than booking with one train company). Cardiff-London will only be 23.50 on an apex ticket.
I am so pleased. I presume I can book these tickets at Euston. Thanks again.
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May 17th, 2004, 08:06 AM
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Hi Tod. Pleased to be of help. Thanks for the feedback, it makes our efforts worthwhile.
 
May 17th, 2004, 08:08 AM
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Tod, forgot to mention, you will be able to book your tickets at Euston.
 
May 21st, 2004, 07:58 AM
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Confirmation that strikes are definitely going ahead, not sure of exact dates but Whitsun weekend (end of May) and D-Day celebration days will not be affected.
 
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