In the BR days a driver was a driver abs could transfer anywhere.Genuine question(s):
- Prior to privatisation i.e. BR, were all railway employees on the same salary and T&Cs?
- If so then did changes occur as TOCs sought to poach staff from other TOCs?
Multi year deals agreed before April 2020 will be honoured.I have no issue with a pay freeze whatsoever. I do wonder what the score is with multi year deals already in place, as someone else mentioned. Also, if we are all public sector employees now the government will, at some point, have to address the discrepancies in pay and T&Cs but that is a fearsome task.
I haven't heard anything from ASLEF on this, whilst I appreciate there isn't much they can do, it'd be nice for the members to know what the EC's take on it is.
When it comes to redundancies, I don't think it'd be a good idea to make them in grades which take a long time to train. Reduced hours can be scaled up very quickly to meet post-pandemic demand whereas if there are redundancies there may well be chronic staff shortages in a few years' time.
I know that the country is skint but seeing billions of pounds of taxpayers' money doled out to the government's rich mates without proper due dilligence gets on my wick. Like the Great Recession, it's one rule for the rich and well-connected, a different rule for everyone else.IfIf all Drivers were paid the same what about freight drivers who are still private sector workers?
Is the pay freeze for 2021 and 2022 or is it including 2020 ?
I shouldn't worry about discrepancies, no two public sector departments have the same pay scales!I have no issue with a pay freeze whatsoever. I do wonder what the score is with multi year deals already in place, as someone else mentioned. Also, if we are all public sector employees now the government will, at some point, have to address the discrepancies in pay and T&Cs but that is a fearsome task.
Pay among grades differs even at department levels. There's been a long process to narrow the gaps, but it is taking a long time. So if your TOC is at the lower end, don't hold your breath. And if you are working for a better paid one, well get used to years of pittance / zero pay rises!Interesting that multi year deals will be honoured. Good for staff at those TOCs
Ha, I'm sure that's true. But surely we'd all be one department.
So does that mean it won't be honoured as it wasn't agreed before April but during April?Just had a look through a rather long WhatsApp conversation history and a SWR driver told me the result of the ballot on 22nd April. Whether that was the actual day of it I'm not sure.