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Who's responsible?

30 July 2018

When the Transport Secretary says in Parliament he ‘is not responsible for running the railways’ you know we are in the midst of a crisis. Is it the forced taking over of the East Coast franchise, the failure to deliver infrastructure improvements, and electrification, or the drop in season ticket...

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Grayling's failings

02 July 2018

This month’s Journal captures the essence of your parliament, the annual assembly of delegates, which is at the core of our representative democracy with reps from virtually 50% of our branches commenting and building on existing and future policy. May I take this opportunity to thank all delegates, and visitors,...

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Banners held high

31 May 2018

We can, and always will, strive to do, and be, better and a number of events I have attended recently have brought home that we do not thank our officers and representatives enough. The constant barrage of phone and email communication that impacts on their personal lives shows their dedication...

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We will not be shy

26 April 2018

I want to thank our members at Acton Town for the unity and solidarity shown in the action taken over the abrogation of recognised and agreed process and procedure and virtual blackmail of a colleague into another role.

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The clock is ticking...

26 March 2018

Market madness caused by the fragmentation of our industry is getting more and more surreal. We have at least two operators in the south-east replacing new rolling stock with new rolling stock because it’s cheaper! Traction and coaches were criminally undervalued at privatisation creating a cartel where the ROSCOs have...

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