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    A career as a signaller

    You can only PM after reaching a minimum number of posts - 10, I think.
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    A career as a signaller

    Today's workings, for example... If you look in the TOC column, ZZ are freight.
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    A career as a signaller

    One of my colleagues at my first (single-manned) box had a hearing aid and was allowed to work unrestricted, providing he wore it. (He didn't always wear it, but that's another story... o_O.) This is going back a few years, mind.
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    A career as a signaller

    +1. It's a slightly specious argument IMO to imply that the "12hr crew" are "tired" because "all they do is work overtime", when RDW is, of course, entirely optional. I would suggest an 8hr siggie would also be "tired" if they were grabbing every rest day offered. It's the grabbing that's the...
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    A career as a signaller

    Have you asked the feedback provider for further explanation? We can guess at what they might be hinting at, but nothing will beat hearing it from the source.
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    A career as a signaller

    October 2022, I'm told. But some routes (including mine) have already recruited dozens of extra bodies ahead of time.
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    A career as a signaller

    +1...
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    A career as a signaller

    Thanks. I've seen the occasional 32% job advertised but not, as yet, a 36% (which I presume would be very rare!).
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    A career as a signaller

    Excellent explanation but the rarely-seen upper band is 32% rather than 36%, isn't it?
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    A career as a signaller

    “Having a laugh” how? We’re fully staffed. Overstaffed, in fact. I'm averaging five shifts per period this year (not including overtime). So in that context, five Sundays by April isn't bad going... I'd gladly work them every week if I could! Prior to my current box I'd always worked with...
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    A career as a signaller

    I’m an underemployed relief so I'll work any Sundays offered. Five so far this year :E
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    ‘Driver’ isn’t the only job on the railway

    NR TDAs are Grade 5 (£38K basic). 1617373455 How have you been "trying to get into" the industry? As far as signalling is concerned, it's eminently possible for an external candidate to start at a grade paying £40K+ basic once fully qualified (i.e. Grade 6 upwards). But there's no magic...
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    A career as a signaller

    FWIW, I agree with GingerRH - but if you have any concerns or queries, the best solution would be to contact the LOM directly, no?
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    A career as a signaller

    Ta. Already made an enquiry to my rep. I can see Clause 3.5 in the NRP (pertaining to the 48 hour rule) but nothing specific to relief signallers, bank holidays and being Booked Off vice Spare. Thanks. Interesting. I appreciate the company has the upper hand, and I realise this isn't exactly a...
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    A career as a signaller

    Where is this rule shown, please?

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