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52 minutes ago, Euphoricape said:

Haven't labour said they plan to re nationalise the train services..? With it looking pretty much a done deal that we will have a labour government next month, I don't think there is any need to have further strikes. Hope not anyway, have a train booked to Leeds on 25th to get coach down to glasto the following morning.

 

While I'm in favour of renationalisation - it's unrealistic to think that it'll automatically end disputes. Regardless of who's running the railways, the management will (correctly) want to do so as efficiently as possible, and the unions will (also correctly) want to get the most they can for their members.

 

Aside from which - the pledge is to bring TOCs back under public control as the contracts come up for renewal so it won't be an overnight fix and will vary by area. Some contracts run until 2032.

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1 hour ago, Euphoricape said:

Haven't labour said they plan to re nationalise the train services..? With it looking pretty much a done deal that we will have a labour government next month, I don't think there is any need to have further strikes. Hope not anyway, have a train booked to Leeds on 25th to get coach down to glasto the following morning.

unions will want to screw better wages out of a nationalising govt. govts respond better to striking pressure than many private companies do.

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19 minutes ago, incident said:

 

While I'm in favour of renationalisation - it's unrealistic to think that it'll automatically end disputes. Regardless of who's running the railways, the management will (correctly) want to do so as efficiently as possible, and the unions will (also correctly) want to get the most they can for their members.

 

Aside from which - the pledge is to bring TOCs back under public control as the contracts come up for renewal so it won't be an overnight fix and will vary by area. Some contracts run until 2032.

I'm just trying to convince myself that my train won't be cancelled as I could well be screwed otherwise. 🤞🤞

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2 hours ago, mike99 said:

No train strikes over the Glastonbury period. 😊


Although cancellations due to staff shortages can’t be ruled out I suppose. Getting to Frome this last weekend was an absolute shitshow.

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1 minute ago, kalifire said:


Although cancellations due to staff shortages can’t be ruled out I suppose. Getting to Frome this last weekend was an absolute shitshow.

I don't think they're are full on strikes planned but overtime bans are in place so cancelled trains at short notice can't be ruled out 😭

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