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    Different Driver Depots Route and Traction cards

    GWR drivers - please note that ex-HSS is infilled for completeness, where there is a GWR depot and a HSS depot any new drivers will become GWR and that route and traction is most relevant Swansea: Swansea to London via Hullavington Cardiff to Bridgend via VoG Newport to Swindon via Gloucester...
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    Current guidelines regarding driver minding duties

    I'm still anticipating a bit of a wait yet, got a group ahead of us at my depot along with drivers who need assessments and return to works. But things are moving again and that is only a good thing
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    Current guidelines regarding driver minding duties

    Apparently nobody matters if they don't have Covid. Meanwhile here in Wales, for another 3 weeks we'll see very little progress and lots of people hailing Drakeford (the most hapless leader in the UK) as some form of hero. All because we're just being different to England. Our rule is can't...
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    Current guidelines regarding driver minding duties

    So we just hide away forever and ever until we never die of anything any more?
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    Current guidelines regarding driver minding duties

    100s still dieing every day from this, but funnily enough not from much else. We didn't stop when anything else killed 100+ people a day. Daily figures mean very little on their own. Need to compare them to previous weeks, or even better, look at the 7day rolling average for new cases and...
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    Current guidelines regarding driver minding duties

    0.3% overall. Significantly less if you're not in a high risk group. I believe the reason so many otherwise low risk NHS staff have died with it, is they had far greater expose than is normal for most of us. Viral load is much higher and more concentrated. And yep, as long as Covid-19 is...
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    Current guidelines regarding driver minding duties

    This is the exact sort of thing we mean. Fear and hysteria. Shall we just lock ourselves away forever until no one ever dies of anything ever again?
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    Current guidelines regarding driver minding duties

    Fully agree. There is also a lot of populism going on and pandering to public opinion. But that's for a different thread. Anyway, back to topic. I believe the RSSB urged TOCs to get trainees passed out, to keep everything moving. Evidently it's been felt that's not possible. ASLEF seem...
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    Current guidelines regarding driver minding duties

    At my place, all training was halted 8/9 weeks ago when we went in to this "lockdown" - next week, I will return for a week, to complete an exam week I am behind on, along with two others. So a fraction of the number of us who'd normally be in a classroom on an exam week. As for handling/route...
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    Travel discounts for staff

    Priv is valid on all members of RDG. Some open access operators aren't included. Eurostar has a separate arrangement
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    Travel discounts for staff

    You get travel for yourself, spouse or partner of partner lives with you, and dependant children up to age 18, extended to an age I cannot remember (21? 25?) If they're in full time education
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    Driving for GWR in the South West

    Swansea by a longshot. Some of the commutable areas to Swansea are some of the poorest in the UK. You can buy a 3bed house in certain commutable areas of Swansea for our annual salary at GWR. But they only sign Swansea to London with diversions (VoG, Gloucester and Bristol TM via Box) so the...
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    Driver Shift Pattern

    Unfortunately not, which is why I asked the question about TPE! It would be nice, but unfortunately that wouldn't be our company
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    Driver Shift Pattern

    That must be TOC specific, as at my place if we're rostered to work we have to save AL for it, or face UL or be asked to come in on the shed turns
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    Driver Shift Pattern

    Do you have to save AL if you're booked to work Xmas Day and Boxing day? 6 floating days for the year doesn't seem like a lot to me
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    Driver Shift Pattern

    Your annual leave isn't put on the roster, just like it's not scheduled in a 9-5 work pattern. TOCs are moving away from the rest week, where in that roster you'd have had up to 6 or 7 blocks of Rest Days between 7and10 days long, rather than 3 or 4 RDs a week on that roster. A roster like that...
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    Retired or former Signallers

    This is already being discussed
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    Network Rail seek former signallers

    I didn't say I'd discriminate, we don't know who's at the end of the phone. But I don't feel comfortable knowing that my NR3190 may be dictated to me by someone who's never heard of ESW
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    Network Rail seek former signallers

    My rep has advised me to keep a note of everything that occurs that isn't quite right, right down to the Comms (which if we're honest can be a bit lax at times anyway!) What assurances and training plans are to be put in place to ensure the safety of the railway?

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