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Fair warning: now is not the time to try and take us on

01 December 2020

It is difficult to think about the future when, due to the pandemic, everything is so uncertain and varied depending on which sector of our industry we find ourselves in. The difficulties of providing services to keep the country running...

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Big questions and decisions to make

01 November 2020

Every day we spend the bulk of our time trying to keep pace with the changing regulations and rules of the pandemic and the implications of political confusion when seeking to apply them to the needs of key workers who...

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We will fight for our future on the railway

01 October 2020

Everyone in this union – every representative, every elected official – is, or has been, a train driver. No one is appointed – everyone, including me, is elected – so when we talk about tragedy it is with a true understanding and sense of the loss.  ...

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The curfew tolls the knell of passing day

08 September 2020

September 2020   Our thoughts, as they have been continually in recent days, are with the families, friends, colleagues, and all those impacted, by the tragedy at Stonehaven. The untimely deaths of the driver, Brett McCullough, train conductor Donald Dinnie, and passenger Christopher Stuchbury, will live long...

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Heart of recovery

01 August 2020

Heart of recovery   August 2020   Daily I spend most of my time talking about the pandemic, its impact, what we need to do, and arguing about the safest and best ways to deal with the myriad issues that continually crop...

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